Athlete Biography

I first took up triathlon when I was 13 years old because I was looking for a challenging sport. I have a family history in sport: my father was an athlete, and both of my parents are cyclists. My parents have had the most influence on my sporting career, as they have always supported me.

I currently train in Pretoria, and during an average training week I swim for eight hours, bike for 10 hours, and run for seven hours. My personal best swim time (750m) is nine minutes, bike (20km) 28 minutes, and run (5km) 15 minutes. I . My favorite ITU race has been the Bled European cup, because it was my first gold medal in an ITU race

My triathlon goal is to represent my country at the Olympic Games. The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome is the transition from an average athlete to a winning one. Something that the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that if you want to ask me for a favour, first give me a dark slab chocolate and ill do anything for you

Athlete Sponsors: BSG Consultants, Triathlon South Africa, High Performance Centre, ASG sport solutions, K-SWISS

Athlete Language: Afrikaans, English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006

Athlete Education: Sport school

Athlete Hobbies: Spending time with friends, movies, spending time in nature.

Athlete Sports Hero: Claude Eksteen, Javier Gomez, Jan Frodeno

Athlete Proudest Moment: Within triathlon, my proudest moments have been to have finished 8th at the youth Olympic Games, and winning the 2010 Bled European Cup, and Winning the 2010 African Champs

Athlete Injuries: God Has blessed me with an injury free body.

Athlete Coach: Lindsey Parry, Emma Swanwick, Rocco Meiring

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