Matt Perkins

  • United States
  • Born: 1974

I first took up triathlon because I was fat and needed motivation to lose it.  The people who have had the most influence on my sporting career are my parents. Per week, I spend three hours swim training, six hours biking, and four hours running. My personal best swim time (750m) is 14 minutes, bike (20km) is 39 minutes, and run (5km) is 25 minutes.  My favorite ITU race was Vancouver 2008, because it was a good multi-lap course.My triathlon goal is to win my 5th straight triathlon world championship. Outside of triathlon, I want to continue to grow my company and travel. In 1998, I was part of the paralympic alpine ski team. The biggest obstacle that I have overcome is to find the motivation to suffer hard enough in training to win races. One thing the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that I hold multiple patents for products in the development of prosthetic devices.

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Latest Athlete Results
2013 ITU World Triathlon Para Championships London
13 Sep, 2013 - Para Triathlon Male TRI-2 - 01:19:49
2013 Edmonton ITU Paratriathlon International Event
22 Jun, 2013 - Para Triathlon Male TRI-2 - 01:27:15
2013 Madrid ITU Paratriathlon International Event
02 Jun, 2013 - Para Triathlon Male TRI-2 - 01:28:35
2013 San Diego ITU Paratriathlon International Event
20 Apr, 2013 - Para Triathlon Male TRI-2 - 01:34:06
2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Para Championships Auckland
22 Oct, 2012 - Para Triathlon Male TRI-2 - 01:11:19
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Matt
Family Name Perkins
Representing USA
Para triathlon Class PTWC
Para triathlon Subclass
Year of Birth 1974
Place of Birth Boise, Idaho
Residence Boise
Coach None
Sponsors Coyote Design, Rehab Systems, Smith Sport Optics
World Triathlon Athlete ID 7986
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