Thursday 01 October 2020

Series Champions in the 2XU Triathlon series

Congratulations to Year 9 student Amelie and Year 8 student Leo on becoming 19/20 Series Champions in the 2XU Triathlon series. With results just released we can celebrate their outstanding results.

The 2XU Triathlon series of races take place over the summer months, attracting athletes of all ages. Amelie and Leo competed in late 2019, finishing up early in 2020 due to COVID-19. Amelie competed in the F Youth13-14 category and Leo competed in the Junior M 12-13 category, both coming first overall.

This amazing achievement is the culmination of many hours of training and preparation on a weekly basis conducted over many years.  They both share a determination, grit, resilience and joy for triathlon which undoubtedly is a big part of their success. Amelie and Leo both have their sights firmly set on the future and 2021 is shaping up to be a big year as they train for the next competition. Join us in congratulating them both on their efforts.

How did you first get involved in sport?

Amelie – I got into triathlon after one of my primary school teachers introduced me to the sport. I was already a runner and a swimmer so it was pretty easy to get into triathlons. I now train with Jarasport.

Leo – When I was younger, I always loved my sport. I always swam when I was a kid and I always liked to ride a bike with my brothers. I always did all three disciplines together for fun so we thought why not put them together and do a triathlon.

What is your favourite part of triathlon?

Amelie – My favourite part of triathlon is the challenge of training for three sports and getting to make friends with people from all around Victoria.

Leo – My favourite part is definitely the training and meeting new people. As well as racing you get to train with other people that push you. For me, I like training hard and fast because that is what I find fun. I also like running with my mates.

How do you feel about your win?

Amelie – I was pretty excited with my result as the last two years I’ve always come second or third so I was pretty happy to finally get the win, although I’m disappointed we didn’t get to finish the season. 

Leo – It feels good but I need to move on from this and look at what is coming up next so I can start getting my head around that race.

Who do you admire in the world of sport?

Amelie – My idol has always been Cathy Freeman because her attitude towards training and racing has always inspired me to work hard.

 Leo – My sporting idol would have to be some of the pros who I have trained with. You just look up to them and want to run as fast as them or ride one day.

What are your hopes for the future?

Amelie – I’m working hard at the moment in the hopes of placing in the top ten in a few national races during 2021 and also aiming to get a few podiums during the 2xu series again this summer.

Leo – Some goals for the future would be to win Nationals in 2022, and to make Olympics in 2028.