We asked Pro Triathlete Tim Reed to spend 60 seconds
Whilst Tim claims it took him longer than 60 seconds to answer our questions, currently there is no one that covers a Half Ironman 70.3 course quicker than he does. Tim is the current World 70.3 Ironman Champion after beating the best in the world in September at the 70.3 World Championships held in Mooloolaba, Queensland.
Coming off a solid 2016 where in addition to the above he was in the top 3 at every race he entered, we find out what makes this Champion tick. Who would have thought that the Worlds best 70.3 athlete would prefer the Sprint distance!
Age – 32
Where do you live – Byron Bay
Wife / girlfriend or both – wife – Monica
Kids – Oscar and Arthur
Favourite drink – Stone and Wood Pacific Ale
Favourite food – Chips
What’s the best thing about being a pro triathlete – extended summers
‘Chill out and maintain balance in your life’
What music do you listen to before a race – random shuffle of about 10 000 songs. Different every race.
What are you going to be when you grow up – still a child
Preferred distance – Sprint
Favourite race – Ironman 70.3 Cebu
Biggest change you have seen in triathlon – increased depth at the middle non drafting distance.
Wax or shave – Shave
Next A race – Ironman Australia
Best piece of advice ever given – Always have a back up plan.
Best mantra you use when racing – Relax, breathe, love it.
What do you do when you are not racing / training – Family, friends or music time
One piece of advice for the age grouper – chill out and maintain balance in your life.
Favourite sports star – Currently Pete Sagan. Interview are hilarious.
One super power you would like to have – To multi task life my wife.
Any sponsors you would like to mention – Saucony, Trek, Bontrager, Alaska, Team Hotshot, Roka, Flight Centre Sports and Events, Shimano, Rudy Project, Budgy Smuggler.