Shane was a professional triathlete in the early 1990’s, representing Australia at the World Championships in both Triathlon and Duathlon on 6 occasions. He retired in 1994 and works full time as a Police Officer in Adelaide, South Australia.
A comeback to the sport in 2004 netted a 17th at Ironman Australia and he continues to race and achieve exceptional results. Shane has raced in over 300 Triathlons over the past 20 years.
State: South Australia
1990 Commonwealth Games Triathlon (15th Open Male)
7th 1992 World Duathlon Championships (elite male)
26th 1992 World Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships (elite male)
1992 ITU World Cup Series (5th Beijing, China 8th Embrun, France)
2004 Ironman Australia – 14th Pro Male
2009 Ironman Australia, 15th Overall Male, 1st Age Group 35-40 yrs.
How did you get into your sport:
As a teenager, my running coach suggested I give it a go.
Hardest thing about your sport:
Trying to fit in recovery, especially as I get older and have to juggle work and family. Thanks Hammer Nutrition!!!
What does your regular training week consists of:
I dont have a regular training week, I train when I can. I will try and do a session most days, trying to get in three swims, bike rides and runs a week.
How do you keep motivated:
I don’t like feeling unfit and overweight. After 25 years of training and racing I honestly can say I still enjoy pushing myself to the limits.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations):
I have entered Ironman Melbourne 2014 as a short term goal. I plan to do a selection of Ironman races for a few years yet while also racing locally here in South Australia.
Best piece of advice you have been given:
On race day, don’t defer to anyone.