“I WAS RUNNING FROM LIFE”
220 Triathlon|November 2021
Former footballer Luke Tyburski opens up about his complicated relationship with endurance sports and mental health

I played football in the lower leagues and battled with a bunch of different injuries, so my mental health started to suffer. At 28 I decided to retire. I felt lost. I had a lack of identity because I wasn’t a footballer anymore, so who was I? I had some friends doing some marathons back in Australia and one of them told me about the Marathon des Sables. I drained most of my savings and signed up. This led me into the world of endurance sports and triathlon.

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