Who can know the heart of a champion, better than 
the champion herself?

Putting yourself through hell is a deeply personal decision, but also kind of hot.

Benjamin Roy

Lesley Paterson is a Scottish triathlete who is the 2011, 2012 and 2018 Xterra World Champion. Just as relevant to short film you’ll find here, she’s the author of The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion. The concept for this original script and film is based on a letter she may have penned to her younger self. 

“A letter to my younger self”

Lesley, lass. You, are you’re own best punisher. When you fail, and fail you will, a gift will arrive. Hope. Encased in pain, but hope, still. There is more to be done. You and only you, say, “Enough”. Or, “Not enough. Give me more. I want more”.This wish may be granted, if only you ask. Begin with failure, and befriend it. Trust no other friend. Open your eyes in blackness, and move; from darkness to boldness to light. If you are finished at the finish line, sleep. There will be more. 



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