Date of Birth: 7/3/1985
Where do you live?
Byron Bay and various places throughout the United States.
How did you get into triathlon?
I was strongly encouraged through school to move away from team sports and into endurance events after excelling in fitness testing. Was also getting very tired of being the smallest guy on the rugby field and basketball court . With the encouragement and support of good friend Phil Whilstler I flirted with the sport through university to keep my pending beer belly at bay and then got more serious in 2007 when I realised there was a possibility of doing triathlon for a living for a few years.
Years racing pro?
Since March 2010
Best thing about triathlon?
What would you be if you weren’t a professional triathlete?
Either a teacher, a very successful or very unsuccessful entrepreneur (nothing in between) or a struggling musician.
Triathletes – Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Chris McCormack and Greg Bennet.
Running. Nothing beats the simplicity and freedom of returning to our evolutionary roots through the act of running.
Goals for the future:
My primary goal as an athlete is to simply improve. If I can keep on improving, If things stagnate. I’m out.
I also want to continue to learn everything I can to improve as a coach.
Tips for starting out triathletes?
1. Remember that triathlon is simply how fast you swim , ride and run. It doesn’t make you a better person because you do this well.
2. Balance in life is everything. It will keep motivation levels high, make you train more effectively and hopefully keep the most important aspect of life, relationships, healthy and happy.
3. Don’t waste time doing junk kilometres. Get physiological testing, get a good coach.
4. Learn and understand the ‘power of the present’ and how to have fun while racing.
5. Stay injury free – Work on your core strength, ensure body balance and learn correct technique before getting stuck into conditioning work.