For the first draft legal race of the year, there wasn’t much drafting. I swam pretty well, but didn’t really have anyone to race, so I was fairly relaxed. I was first onto the bike, and biked hard the first lap. When I came to the turnaround to start the second lap, the lead pack of junior elites were starting their ride. Youth elites were not allowed to draft with junior elites, so I pulled up next to them, and then passed them. I played cat and mouse with them for the next quarter of my ride, and for the last half a lap, just sat behind them, giving them space. I just felt great! It’s a big confidence booster to me to know that I can bike with the likes of Michael Millic and other top Junior elites from Canada. I got onto the run and had some trouble finding my stride for the first half, but then I just got the hamstrings firing, and started to fly. I felt great at the end, winning a sprint finish with a relay athlete. I ran 3 20’s. I was less than two minutes behind first place for the Junior Elite men in the whole thing, which I'm happy with for now. I'm learning so much every race, and know Ill do better each time. I can’t wait for the next one.
- I am going to try to find my stride right off the start getting my hamstrings firing.
- I'm going to swim much harder, even if I had a big lead.
- I am going to bike just like last time. HARD.
- 16 year old Junior Elite Triathlete.
Long Term Goals
-Have podium finishes in all of my Junior Elite races 16-19.
-Qualify for the ITU World Junior Championship in 2017.
-Win the Youth Olympic games in Argentina in 2018
-Be in contention at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Japan.
-Win an ITU World Championship.
-Race to win the 2024 Olympics alongside my brother:)
-Win an Ironman World championship after my ITU days.