Ryan Giggs wants to enter triathlons once his United career is over

Ryan Giggs is taking swimming lessons so that he can take part in ­triathlons once he finally hangs up his boots for Manchester ­United.

Giggs, who will celebrate his 39th birthday next month, has told friends that he is keen to take part in the gruelling endurance event – the longest of which ­comprises a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

The Welshman has always taken great pride in his physical fitness and has taken up yoga to prolong a playing career with United that is now in its 23rd ­season.

And it seems he isn’t going to take it easy when the time comes to step away from football.

Giggs has been visiting a pool in Manchester for regular lessons to improve his swimming technique.

His latest Old Trafford contract runs out at the end of the season.

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