Carrying corks during run
There was a female British triathlete who carried what appeared to be short sticks or corks in her hands during the run section of a triathlon. I can't remember who she was. She may even have been a junior(I can't remember). She would have been competing around 2000 to 2005. Perhaps she still competes. I lost touch with the sport about this time.
Anyway, I'm trying to figure out who she was or even why she carried those. I'm assuming it was either to prevent/relieve arm tension in some way or to help with arm movement. Any advice would be great.