60-Second Interview With Triathlete Palmira Alvarez



Mexican triathlete Palmira Alvarez AKA ‘Iron Barbie’ is a former Beauty Queen, has a degree in Electronic Engineering, writes poems and is a professional Ironman triathlete. Her journey began in the gym and has led her into the top 10 of many top Ironman events around the world including 6th at last year’s Ironman 70.3 Cozumel, 9th place at Ironman Wisconsin in 2014 and 10th at Ironman 70.3 Monterrey 2014. 

She takes 60 seconds out of her busy and eclectic schedule of poetry, engineering and triathlon to talk to her bike bag sponsor. 


Palmira Alvarez


Biggest fear? A fear of heights 

Greatest obstacle? Becoming a triathlete without any sporting background

Superstitions? Touch wood when I see something that I am afraid of

Biggest achievement? Become a Professional triathlete and quit my old job

Favourite cycling destination? Boulder, Colorado

Favourite song to work out to? Hall of fame by The Script

Spirit animal? Wolf

Good luck charm? My Angel Tarot 

One thing nobody knows? I have some spiritual understanding including clairvoyance

Never have I ever… been tattooed

Best thing about having a Scicon bike bag? I am very happy to travel alone now, because I was always troubled about putting the bike together at the race or training camp, now it’s absolutely simple. All I need to do is remove the wheels, I don’t need my husband anymore! 


Palmira travels with the AeroComfort Triathlon.


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