I didnt read the article, but read the quote of the day...
Of course Ill be running (on Christmas Day)! the double Olympic champion told the Radio Times recently. Im going to run twice, because my rivals will probably only run once, so Ill have done more than anyone else.
...for anyone to respond to this quote as if there is a message or meaning to what you do on Christmas Day or what your rivals do or dont do on Christmas Day is overly simplistic and sure nonsense.
The fact that the quote is coming from a double Olympic champion renders the statement no more meaningful than if it came from Mr. Average-Joe-family-man-age-group-recreational runner, as already pointed out on a number of post.