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Annalise is back in training – with a point to prove

Published 10/01/2013 | 05:00

NEW Year's resolutions can be tough – even for Olympians.

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Sailor Annalise Murphy (22) has admitted she was back on the chocolate after a few hours.

"I said I was going to stop eating chocolate but that lasted about three hours – I'm a bit of a chocoholic," confessed the sailor, from Rathfarnham, Dublin, who was narrowly beaten into fourth place in the Women's Laser Radial class at the 2012 Games in London.

However, 2013 is all about looking forward, not back, for Annalise, who yesterday lined out with fellow Olympian and Irish boxing captain Darren O'Neill and Irish international rugby player David Kearney, for an early morning workout on the frosty grass at Merrion Square.

The three sports stars have been appointed ambassadors for Life Style Sports Bootcamp Ireland, the outdoors fitness concept started by Dubliner Lorraine Ho nine years ago.

Annalise took two months off from sailing after the London Games, for which she had been tipped for gold.

However defeat has proved a motivator and yesterday, between lunges and stretches with the boys, Annalise admitted she is "training harder" in order to "prove a point" at the Rio Games in Brazil in 2016.

"I've been at world championships where I messed in a race and afterwards, looked back and said 'that's my own fault'."

However, of the London Games, Annalise said: "I didn't really feel like I messed up in the races. I did have a great experience and its definitely kind of driving me, it's the reason I'm training harder than I was before, for Rio."

Irish Independent

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