Juan Pelota appears to be making a splash on the triathlon scene with regular tweets about how he is getting his ass kicked by the Miami high school swim team or by swim elites like Aaron Perisol and Ian Crocker. In just three weeks, his twitter followers have grown to over 8,500. The other day, Juan Pelota shared a super funny ironman training video.
But just who is this Jaun Pelota?
Apparently, Pelota is Spanish for the word 'ball.' And Juan is sounds much like the English word 'one,' such that when put together in English, the name Juan Pelota becomes 'one ball.'
Or, in other words, Juan Pelota was swimming 'ball out' while his companions swam 'balls out,' meaning fast.
Any guesses as to who this Juan Pelota might be?
Well, his friends have also referred to him as Mellow Johnny for his frequent wearing of the mailiot jaunne during the Tour de France. He owns a bike shop by the same name. Has five kids. Maintains homes in Austin, TX and Aspen, CO, and apparently, Juan Pelota has only one testicle due to Cancer back in 1996. Yes, that's right. Juan Pelota = Lance Armstrong.