Gordon Ramsay, who you probably know as the angry man who screams at trembling cooks on television because people for some inexplicable reason love to watch an angry man scream at trembling cooks on television, will compete in the 2013 Ironman World Championships on Saturday in Kona. Hines Ward may loan him some chocolate milk, but I’m sure Ramsay would complain about it being substandard and not chocolatey enough.
What’s worrisome is that Ramsay’s participation may inspire some ratings-desperate network to produce “Celebrity Triathlon” or some similar crap. You know it’s going to happen, and it’ll be a disaster. Really, nobody needs to/wants to/should have to see Guy Fieri strip down to a wetsuit. Ever.
Those looking to learn more about the 2013 Ironman World Championships should check out Triathlete.com’s nifty guide here. The men’s record is an amazing 8:03:56, held by Craig Alexander. I don’t think Ramsay will even sniff that time, but I have him credit (begrudgingly) for competing.