The Age – Ian Payten – 27 January 2023
Brett Robinson can handle pain. He runs long distances for a living, and the job description involves training and racing at a pace most of us would struggle to maintain on a bike.
In 2017, for example, the two-time Olympian pushed through a sore leg for a few weeks. Scans revealed he had a bad stress fracture, which impacted him for a year.
So, pain of most varieties is no stranger or obstacle to Robinson, who made the final of the 5000m at the 2016 Olympics.
But for years there was one particular affliction that could – and did – bring Robinson to his knees. The humble stitch.
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