Athlete Biography

Growing up on the east coast of South Africa, swimming and watersports in general were an obvious choice for me. I became involved in swimming, surf-lifesaving and waterpolo from a young age. At high-school I competed in cross-country and track for fun, but soon became interested in triathlon. Being an endurance athlete, long-distance swimmer, triathlon was a great new challenge for me, and the rest as they say is history.

Athlete Sponsors: PUMA, Enduren

Athlete Language: English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2004

Athlete Other Sports: Surf-Lifesaving, Swimming, Waterpolo

Athlete Education: BSc. Biological Human Life Science, P.G.C.E.

Athlete Hobbies: mountain running, wife

Athlete Children: none yet

Athlete Sports Hero: Kieren Perkins

Athlete Proudest Moment: I am lucky to say that I have had a few really proud moments. The first would probably be winning my first junior national title in swimming when I was 14 for the 200m butterfly. The next is probably winning a junior national surf-lifesaving title at 16, and then my first triathlon title as a junior at age 19. My proudest moment to date however has to be racing last year in internationals namely the Tongyeong World Cup in Korea (my first World Cup and overseas race where I placed 17th), Murakami (where I placed 5th) and Hong Kong (where I got on my first international podium, placed 3rd).

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