Switzerland ITU with Diana

Diana representing team Australia at the Switzerland ITU Grand Final 2019

Member Diana recently took on the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne. She reflects on this amazing experience.

“This was my first World Champs & international race and boy was it a thrilling and proud experience. To be in the presence of such great athletes was also quite humbling.

The warm waters meant it was a non-wetsuit swim in Lake Geneva, unfortunately come race morning it was rough and choppy…bad for me and I had a terrible swim.

The bike I loved, with punchy climbs and fast decents, it was a two loop course. The run was also hilly with 3 hard climbs per lap (two lap course) – many walked. I finished 53/94, 35th fastest on the bike and  4/10 Aussies in my AG. That’s the most impressive stats I have to tell you.

This was a technical course and different to any race I have done so far.The best part of all was just to wear the Green and Gold, make some new friends and be part of the Australian team.”

Congratulations Diana