3rd Noosa Triathlon 2015;
2nd Nepean Trathlon 2015;
11th ITU World Triathlon London 2015;
9th ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 2015;
2nd Mooloolaba Triathlon Elite Mens 2015;
1st Elite Men's Oceania and Aus Titles 2015;
1st Australia Day Aquathon 2015;
2nd Nepean Triathlon 2014;
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Greatest sporting achievement:
As a Triathlete my greatest achievement is coming 2nd in the 2014 World Junior Championships. However, winning two World Schools Cross Country Championships and the 2014 Duathlon Championship are both right up there too.
Best piece of advice you have ever been given:
Raspberry Energy Gels. I race with two of these taped to the frame of my bike during a standard distance race, they are perfect for a hit of energy to keep your muscles going in the back end of a race.
Favourite Endura product and why:
Endura Chocolate Energy Bar which I eat before every race because I love the taste of it and it provides me with plenty of energy needed to perform.
How did you get into your chosen sport?
I was a middle/long distance track and cross country runner but I had always swam and cycled for cross training. One thing led to another and now I’m a Triathlete and loving it.
What do you normally eat and drink on a typical training day?
I normally split breakfast in half and have some before morning training and then more after. Muesli with yoghurt and fruit is my standard breakfast. For lunch I’d have two salad sandwiches or some leftovers from last night’s dinner. A typical dinner is usually some stir fry or steak with vegetables. I keep hydrated through the day with water and Endura Rehydration formula before/during my tougher sessions.
Where will we find you when you are not training or competing?
Either in bed sleeping or by the beach preferably.
What is your best training tip?
Go hard or go home! Unless you’re meant to go easy, then go easy.
Who inspires you and why?
People that work hard. Whether it be Triathlon-related or not, seeing someone set a goal and work and work until they achieve it is what inspires me.
How long would you normally spend training each week?
An average training week would be between 20-30 hours.
What is your favourite 'before race' meal?
Something Italian preferably (Pizza or pasta) but I’m not fussy.
Best nutritional advice?
Stick to what you know. With races all over the world it’s easy to be tempted by local cuisine – but if you don’t train with it, don’t race with it!
How do you stay motivated with training?
I hate to lose. If it’s something I’m not passionate about, I’ll shrug it off and pretend I’m not furious on the inside. But Triathlons aren’t like that - I know I have to give 100% all the time to achieve my goals and I’ll keep going until I do.
The thing I love the most about being an athlete is...
Racing hard, training harder and seeing different parts of the world.
What is a common mistake made in your sport?
An obvious one would be over-training, which can lead to injuries and illness.
Toughest experience in your career / What have you learnt from it?
Moving out of home and not being able to rely on Mum and Dad to look after me. It’s a bit different to the typical injury experience, but spending 10 months away from home a year can be tough. I have definitely grown and learnt a lot about myself because of it though.
In five years time I will be...
A Commonwealth Games Medallist, World Champion, millionaire and preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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