Bressie has revealed the secret weapon that helped him through his recent Ironman in Copenhagen.
The Blizzards frontman recently competed in the mentally and physically gruelling competition and admitted that hearing the music to the world famous dancing show play before he set off, gave him the push he needed.
Writing on his website alustforlife.com, the Mental Health advocate explained: “I had my iTunes on shuffle and just as we pulled up to the swim start area a song came on my headphones that I hadn’t heard in years. It may sound massively cheesy but that song was Riverdance.
“This immediately brought be back to the night I witnessed this for the first time during Eurovision, the hundreds of dancers lining the stage for the crescendo moment where they all join forces. I’ll never forget that with the hairs vibrating and standing to attention on the back of my neck.
“It sounds odd but it’s in these moments that songs can often become knock-out powerful and I smiled from the minute I got off the bus until I walked to do last minute checks on my bike.”
Bressie also praised his mother and sister for giving him a boost when he spotted them as he emerged from the water after the swimming section.
“The first people I saw getting out of the water were my sister Andrea and Mum. I tore off my wetsuit and made my way to the bike for the 180km swim and I felt good.”