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My tri career didn't start until much later in my life. Up until my second year at university I was a competitive swimmer. A competitive breaststroker, where I swam my whole life with and against some top athletes/Olympians. In 2008 I swam at the 2008 Olympics trails against Cameron van der Burgh and many other top guys. And shortly after that I decided to take a break from that side of the sport, the competitive side. After a couple of months, I started doing some running to keep fit and by the end of 2008 I tried some road cycling...

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Growing up outdoors, farm style early on allowed plenty of room for sport and outdoor activities, as we moved in to town the influence of a sporting family led to most weekends and nights spent watching parents partaking in various sports, rugby, cricket, running and triathlons, while I entertained myself with similarly fated children mimicking our parents. The early influence was only heightened in school, taking to rugby, water polo, athletics, squash and swimming. I developed an early love for competition, and ended up playing decent level rugby and water polo at school and rugby after school. After 2 years...

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Ok so I am 43 years old, married to an Ironman triathlete (Renate) and have two kids. A daughter of 9 (Madison) and a son of 7 (Aiden). I am originally from Manchester, England but race under the South African flag.I am one of only 10 athletes that have completed all 12 Ironman South Africa races in PE and will be lining up for number 13 next week. These have been done consecutively, slowest time 14:53 and fastest time of 10:49I come from a soccer background (yes the game where someone touched you and you roll around in agony like...

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I was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and lived in Germany and Japan. I have travelled extensively both for business and pleasure throughout the world. My working life started as a radio DJ/announcer where I worked for 10 years before moving into radio station general management and holding the title of Station Manager of Good Hope FM for 5 years. After leaving radio, I moved into magazine publishing in the sports industry – specifically in cycling, running and triathlon as Publisher of Runner’s World and Bicycling Magazines. My experience also includes extensive TV presenting and voice work.  Interesting facts about...

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Growing up in Pietermaritzburg has a few positives, and a fistful of challenges.  The biggest challenege is that you aren’t the only one trying to escape the “sleepy hollow” School sports are competitive in the hope you will get selected to be part of a travelling sports team to distant cool places, like, Durban. I participated in almost every sport possible, a) in the hope to make my parents proud and avoid the primary reason for going to school b) school sports were compulsory then c) polly shorts were the in thing and I was told I had good legs....

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