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Courtney Atkinson

Courtney Atkinson

AUS

Year of Birth: 1979
Place of Birth: Mackay
Weight: 67 kg
Height: 176 cm
Website: http://courtneyatkinson.com.au/
Current Ranking: No Ranking

DOB: August 15, 1979
Born: Mackay, Qld
Hometown: Gold Coast, Qld
Lives: Gold Coast, Qld
Coach: Self
Supporters: Qantas, RedBull, Subaru, Orbea, Orca, Australian Insitite of Sport
website: www.courtneyatkinson.com.au, twitter@courtney_akco, http://www.facebook.com/followcourtney

“Consistency to Purpose”

Major Achievements:

2008 Beijing Olympics 11th
7x ITU World Cup event winner
16 x ITU World Cup podium finisher
3 x Noosa Triathlon winner
Australian Grand Prix winner (2001-2004)
Australian Olympic Distance Traithlon Champion (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
Australian Sprint Distance Triathlon Champion (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
World Junior Champion 1999
Australian Elite Team member (2001-03, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)

2012 goals: Olympic Gold Medal

Ultimate goal: To simply be a great father and happy man

Family: Married to Kinga, father to daughter Chloee and Leo. My Father Gary Atkinson is part-owner of horse Lucus Cranach 3rd @ 2011 Melbourne Cup and 5th @ Cauflield Cup. My Mother Vicki Atkinson is a 3 x cancer survivor and active Breast Cancer Foundation fund raiser plus baby/kids learn-to-swim mentor to many Gold Coast kids.

Studies/occupation (School/University):  Miami Primary School, Gold Coast
The Southport Shcool, Gold Coast; Bachlor Commerce BOND UNIVERSITY, Gold Coast on Sports Scholarship

Something you don’t know about me: I grew up on the Gold Coast dreaming of becoming a Surf Live Saving ironman racing in big waves before I got into triathlon. Now it’s an 8+ hour ironman that has meaning in my chosen sport.

What I love about Triathlon: The lifestyle, the training, the variability in having three sports to train for each day and the puzzle of putting them together to race the fastest triathlon possible plus the fact that most of the training can be done in nature at amazing locations.

Ultimate Relaxation: switching off…Good Book

One thing you can’t live without: my family

Activities away from Triathlon: When I can find snow….snow boarding, when I can find
time….surfing!

Last Book Read: Mattew Reilly: Scarecrow & the Army of Thieves
What’s your greatest asset: The genes I was given by my parents

Who has been the biggest influence on your life: Parents & every single person I have have drawn knowledge from throughout my career

Have you encountered any obstacles in your career: Plenty of obstacles that I like to think just show the way back to the correct path

FAVOURITES
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Surfing, self-film editing

Pets: One big Rhodesian Ridgeback

Triathlete: All the guys at the top when I began racing professionally as a 17-year-old, but it was Brad Beven that I tried to emulate.