2019 – 2nd place in the World Challenge racing points system or 2nd place in my debut Ironman distance in 8hrs15min (In China with 1600m elevation on the bike)
How did you get into your sport ?
I broke my leg playing Aussie rules football and rehabilitation during the 14weeks on crutches consisted of stationary cycling and swimming with my feet tied together – I became obsessed.
The hardest thing about your sport?
Travel!! So much can go wrong, especially with a bike in transit.
What does your regular training week consist of ?
Around 25-30hrs of swim, bike, run training, alongside around 20hours of working a real job and coaching! Then to add a little stress… University studies. I’ve been known to listen to lectures on my stationary bike and stop here and there to take notes.
25-30hours of training: Swim 20-25km, bike: 400-550km, Run: 60-90km
How do you keep motivated:?
Love what I’m doing and if I keep training/racing well enough I’ll get to continue training/racing until I’m 40yo, where I’ll likely decide that I can’t push it as far as Lord Craig Alexander. That’s enough for me!
Goals – where to from here?
Keep climbing the world rankings racing Challenge events (easily my favorite) and eventually, I hope to race competitively for the win at events like Challenge Roth and Ironman World Champs.
The best piece of advice you have been given?
Drink more on the bike, you’re not bonking, you’re dehydrated.
Why do you use Hammer Nutrition?
I use Hammer Nutrition because the range is massive, quality, and gentle on a sensitive gut (gluten-free), along with having many vegan options that I agree with morally!!