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.”