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60-Second Interview with UplaceBMC Triathlete Liz Blatchford

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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.

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 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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