Sprint & Olympic Worlds: BTC Age Groupers

Balmoral Tri Club has great representation at the WTC Age Group Championships (Sprint & Olympic distances) in Chicago in a few weeks time. Over the next few weeks we will be profiling our BTC Athletes that are heading across to the USA to compete: Murray Robertson, Chris Hislop, Michelle Chen, Stephen Durant, Paul Kelly. This week find out more about BTC Athletes Stephen and Paul...

Athlete Profile: Paul Kelly

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Sporting Background : Rugby Union, rugby league, snowboarding.

Years in Triathlon : 5

Years as BTC member: 2

How you qualified? - Sprint races (Elwood and Moreton Bay), Olympic races (Townsville, Yarrawonga, Wollongong)

What you love about BTC - The coaching at Swim, Track and Brick and the great, like-minded people. I also love the fact that everyone is encouraged, not just the elites.

Non sporting info about you? - Married with twin 21 year old boys. They are arriving home when I leave for training.

 Inspiring quote - "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" - Mark Twain

Favourite discipline? Running

Plans after the worlds? - qualify for next year's worlds

GOOD LUCK PAUL !

ATHLETE PROFILE - STEPHEN DURANT

Sporting Background - None, was lost in corporate sales world

Years in Triathlon - 3

Years as BTC member  - 3

How you qualified - Sprint (Kurnell, ACT), Olympic (Yarrawonga, Wollongong, ACT)

What you love about BTC - Ocean swims at Balmoral in summer

Non sporting info about you? - Father of 3 kids, 12, 10 & 2.5

Inspiring quote - Invest in the journey

Favourite discipline - Swim, nothing better than being in the water and totally wiped out after a squad session with some sunshine

Plans after the worlds - Maybe some long course racing before Worlds next year, anyone up for Tri-X?

GOOD LUCK STEPHEN !