Former Wales and British and Irish Lion try scoring machine Shane Williams is no stranger to the bumps and bruises that come with territory of professional rugby.
You might then assume a little jog wouldn’t pose much of a challenge for the former Ospreys speedster. As it turns out, that little jog was in fact the London marathon so would might well forgive the 40-year-old for encountering one or two challenges along the 42km route on Sunday.
Updating his Instagram profile following the famous race, Williams reported that it was a tough slog this year and that his efforts will now likely result in him losing up to six toenails for his troubles.
Following his return to the Principality Stadium last weekend for Amman United in the WRU Bowl final, Williams swapped his studs for his running shoes on Sunday and proceeded to batter his toes into the tops of his shoes for four hours, while taking in the sights of London in the name of his chosen charity, the Velindre Cancer Centre.
According to WalesOnline, Williams reports that his injuries are likely of his own making,
“I like to wear my trainers tight and so basically it was caused by all the rubbing at the front of the shoes.
“There are about six toenails which I don’t think are going to be there much longer.”
He can now put his feet up for the summer and enjoy the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in June. Hopefully his toes will have recovered by then.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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