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The lingering body markings that remain for hours or even days after a race, essentially "branding" the athlete. Though sometimes looked upon with disdain or confusion by the uninitiated, it is often regarded as a badge of honour by fellow triathletes.
Neither first date jitters, nor her racebrand, would deter Janet from wearing her new dress to dinner at "Chez Pricey" on Thursday night.
by firefly™ October 10, 2013