60-Second Interview with UplaceBMC Triathlete Will Clarke
Active in swimming and athletics since the age of 7, Will Clarke became a triathlete at 16. He subsequently built a successful career in short distance triathlon, becoming world and European U23 champion in 2006, and British champion in 2008 and 2009.
He also qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 14th. In 2012, Will was ready for Ironman racing. His goal: to become the first British pro male to win the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He has gotten off to a good start, wrapping up 2013 with a 10th place in the World Championships Ironman 70.3 in Las Vegas and a second place in the Ironman 70.3 races in St. Croix and Lanzarote. He’s even more ambitious for 2014: “I’m convinced it’s going to be some of the best years I’ve had coming up!” Will backed up that ambition by finishing second in no less than three 70.3 races, South Africa, San Juan and Barcelona. On June 15 2014, Will did one better by winning his first 70.3 title in the Ironman 70.3 UK!
Photo by Bert Stephani
Biggest fear? 25×100 max swim set.
Greatest obstacle? Trying to be a professional triathlete with a baby son.
Superstitions? On the swim start line I always have to rub my hands in the sand/dirt/gravel before I dive in.
Biggest achievement? Representing Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Favourite cycling destination? In and around Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Favourite song to work out to? Any type of house music, but my favourite DJs are Tiesto and Eric Morillo.
Spirit animal? A Liger, a cross between a lion and a tiger – bred for it’s skills and magic.
Good luck charm? My wife
One thing nobody knows? I really don’t like to eat vegetables.
Never have I ever… Been early for anything
Best thing about having a Scicon bike bag? Peace of mind that my bike will make it safely around the world with me
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