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Bradley Wiggins a true hero...


Aitchbee
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18948830

this man's achievements [alone] have boosted Team UK's medal hopes.

Well Done Bradley!

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Quickbeam

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Just to clarify what a hero is.

To me a hero does an outstandingly courageous/reckless act of reasoned/un-reasoned logic/madness for the benefit of another/others.

Wiggins has practised an outstanding act of personal determination and perseverance for his own benefit.

Well done to him, but not of a hero status.

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KRONOS the First

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Oh how typically British some of these posts are. The guy has just cycled 2,732 miles or 4,397Km to you younger folk in 21 days. Well done I say.

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spuds

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Qickbeam

Perhaps not so much a 'true hero' or worthy of a medal. But she did her charity proud as well as those that know her?.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17967948

Perhaps a pity that Virgins Richard Branson had to step in though?.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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Any man Who can win one of the three big tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta d'Espana) has the greatest respect from me. Twenty-one years ago doing a twelve hour time trial did for me, comprehensively!

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Quickbeam

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'Well done I say.'

I'm not denying that, or being guilty of being British. He's done very well, and will continue to do so for a while yet.

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Bing.alau

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My daughter was born in Singapore. But as far as I know she is British even though she also has a Singapore birth certificate to go with the British one. Whether she could appear in a sport for Singapore I know not but somehow doubt it. Many thousands of British children were born in Singapore to British service people.

Incidentally I was present at the birth which happened to co-incide with the Chinese New Year celebrations. I tried to convince my wife that the fireworks were for her. Now I tell that to my daughter who is 43 years old.

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