A few years ago, my rugby playing brother, Dave, had a bet with a few of his team mates that when he was 50 he would enter a body building competition. Yeah, it caused a few giggles...and was forgotten about.
Until December last year when some one reminded him, gleefully, of his bet. Gleefully because Dave was fifty and a massive five stone overweight, and had seemingly less chance of making it than a woolly mouse being chased by an asbestos cat through hell. But they don't know our Dave, determination is his middle name. So in January 2012 he set to training...by August 2012 he had dropped five stone, honed his body through some sheer back breaking training regimes, and he entered the British Natural Body Building Championships, over 50's category...job done...well more than done...he was crowned British Champion. Amazing, truly amazing...and then he was automatically entered into the World Masters Naturl Body Building Championship in Miami in November...
Last Saturday, David O'Byrne was crowned WORLD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPION in Miami.
A truly stunning achievement, so proud of you Dave lad, you are the very epitome of determination and never say die attitude. So yep, Dave won his bet...and retires undefeated, as this was all a one off, another box ticked on the 'What Dave O'Byrne wants to do in life...' list...
You are my inspiration bro...DO - OR DO NOT - THERE IS NO TRY!
Much love Dave,
Your ever loving bro...Joe x