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Soccer Legend Frank Lampard Wants To Be An Ironman

The famous Brit says 140.6 is his next sports goal when he retires from Major League Soccer.

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British soccer legend Frank Lampard hasn’t officially announced his retirement from soccer, but once he does hang up the cleats you may find him swimming, biking and running alongside you at an upcoming triathlon.

Lampard says he would love to tackle an Ironman triathlon after his career in Major League Soccer is over.

The 38-year-old has enjoyed a resurgence in his second season with New York City FC, scoring 12 goals in 15 starts.

Lampard has yet to say if he’ll return to NYCFC next season, but while answering fans’ questions on the club’s website, he said he plans on staying fit after he retires.

“I’d love to do an Ironman. I’d love to,” Lampard said. “I’ve always had a huge respect for people who do the Ironman, honestly.

“It’s a very tough endurance race that I think is much more popular these days than ever. At the end of my career, hopefully after a little bit of rest, I can attempt to do that.”

If he does choose to line up at a 140.6, Lampard will join a string of top-notch athletes who’ve tackled the Ironman after retiring from the sport that made them famous, including short track speed skater Apollo Ohno, NFL hall-of-famer Hines Ward and MLB star Eric Byrnes.

Read the original story at Espn.com