60-Second Interview with UplaceBMC Triathlete Liz Blatchford
Liz Blatchford knows how to make an entrance. In her very first Ironman Hawaii, she ran straight to a spot on the podium. Her third place in Kona, only her third Ironman, capped a great 2013 and Liz’ first full year as a long distance triathlete
The Australian athete with British roots made the move to long distance racing after a successful career in the Olympic distance, with World Cup wins dating back to 2003. Right now, she is focused on becoming even stronger as an Ironman athlete:
I am still trying to gain strength on the bike. It has gotten better, but it is something I still need work on, especially the final 50 km on the bike.
Liz’ 2014 got to a great start with a win in the Husky Long Course triathlon and podium spots in the Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya and the Mallorca 70.3. In June, she successfully defended her Ironman Cairns title.
Photo by Bert Stephani
Biggest fear? Not enjoying what i do!
Greatest obstacle? Surfing Indonesian reef breaks on low tide
Superstitions? Boo! Madame Pale – I respect her!
Biggest achievement? 3rd in Kona 2013 on debut
Favourite cycling destination? The Gold Coast hinterland (my home)
Favourite song to work out to? Currently, Punching in a Dream – Naked and Famous
Spirit animal? I have 2 spirit animals Seahorse and Seaturtle.
Do you sea my theme here..?!
Good luck charm? My husband Glen
One thing nobody knows? I finished my Bachelors Science degree this year.
Never have I ever… Surfed a 6 foot reef break in Indo (yet)
Best thing about having a Scicon bike bag? So quick to pack!
Watch UplaceBMC’s 2015 video here:
Liz uses the AeroComfort 2.0 TSA, for more info on this bag click here
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