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Cyclist Freddy Ovett more than "place on a results sheet" as he prepares for Berlin Marathon

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Australian cyclist Freddy Ovett has managed to rediscover an all new love for sport. The British-born 28-year-old rider currently rides for L39ION, a UCI Continental team based in LA, but it's his activity away from cycling that’s garnering some attention.

On Sunday (September 25) he will be running the Berlin Marathon, his second event after running last year’s LA marathon in 2:48:55.

What made that feat more impressive is that he got the entry just 48 hours before the race started. But Ovett’s love for running has taught him so much about what sport truly means and it has also helped him to rationalise his performances in relation to his own self-worth.

Above all he has learned that he is much more than a “place on a results sheet”. There’s no denying just how crazy, and challenging, taking part in marathons is alongside a professional cycling career.

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