Reader’s request: how to be a world champion

I’ve seen some strange things in ‘sport’ in my time, but this is without doubt the most bizarre thing ever. Make sure you read to the end, because it just becomes hilarious!


i don't enjoy runningYou’ve seen in the new year and made the usual resolutions to eat less, exercise more and give up all your vices.

Seriously, where’s the fun in that? How about branching out a bit? Why not become a world champion?

I’m not talking about turning yourself into the next Usain Bolt or Serena Williams. That would require keeping all of the above resolutions and training your arse off. Which is far too much hard work.

No, there’s another way. One that enables you to travel the world, or at least go to out-of-the-way pockets of Finland and the UK, where many of the more bizarre world championships seem to be held.

Irish sports journalist Graham Little has proved it can be done. Five years ago, he set himself a quest to become a world champion in, well, anything. He finished the yeaArmwrestler_Matthias_Schlitter with the World Elephant Polo Championships crown.

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