Watch her on August 30, SBS Two @ 9:30am
BTC's incredibly talented Julia Degan is off to the Athletics World Championships in Beijing later this month! Julia may have packed away her bike and hung up the goggles for a little while (we're entering discussions with her to get her back for Club Champs 2016!) but there is method behind her madness. She recently qualified for the Elite Athletics World Champs in Beijing this month for the brutal marathon event. After placing third overall at Club Champs and a podium finish at Auckland 70.3 (among many other notable triathlon performances) Julia ran her very first marathon in Melbourne in 2 hours 43 minutes which placed her third female.
This was such an impressive performance it was a Commonwealth Games B qualifier time and booked her a place on the Aussie team for World Champs. Jules heads to Japan for a ten day training camp this week and then to Beijing to race on August 30. Want to catch our very own star racing for Australia? SBS Two will be covering the event live on August 30 at 9:30am Sydney time. Conditions are set to be very hot and humid but you won't be able to miss our smiling, humble Aussie in the green and gold mixing it with the best in the world.
Best of luck Jules, we'll be watching and will have the bike and goggles ready for you when you get back.