Athlete Year of Birth: 1992
Athlete Place of Birth: Israel
Athlete Weight: 62kg
Athlete Height: 176cm
Athlete Lives: Lehavim Israel
Current Ranking: No Ranking
I first took up triathlon because it was the town sport, and every kid did it, so I decided to try it. My sister Kim is one of the leading women triathletes in Israel, and two of my brothers and another sister are amateur triathletes. My father is also a triathlete, competing in Ironman competitions, and my mother is a member of the Israeli Triathlon Association board and head of the medical committee. My parents have had the most influence on my sporting career as they have always encouraged me to chase my dreams and never give up. The biggest obstacle I have overcome is leaving my family behind in Israel while I am chasing my dream in Australia.
I currently train in Brisbane, and in an average training week, I swim 11 hours, bike 10, and run seven. My personal best swim time (1000m) is 12:06, bike (40km) 58:10, and run (10km) 32:30. My favorite ITU race so far was the Gold Coast World Championship Final in 2009. I loved the course and the crowd was amazing; I’ve never heard so much cheering in my life. In 2008, I took part in the ITU Sport Development training camp in Hungary, and the ITU Sport Development camp in Gold Coast, Australia in 2009.
My triathlon goals are to participate at London 2012, and a podium finish at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
One thing the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that I really don’t like sharks.
Athlete Sponsors: Isrotel, Nike Israel, Agentek Israel (local distributors of Polar and Okely), Time Trail Israel (local distributor of Orbea)
Athlete Language: Hebrew, English
Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006
Athlete Proudest Moment: Competing in the ITU Dextro Energy World Championship Series for the first time.
Athlete Coach: Warwick Dalziel