We've been working with pro triathlete Lachie Kerin since last summer, so it's time to find out a little more about the hard-riding, never-say-die Aussie pro. Lachie recently gave us a bit of insight into his training via our Instagram feed and it's fair to say some of the efforts were eye-catching!
Lachie is known on the Australian race circuit for his blistering bike splits, including recently bagging the course record at Ironman 70.3 Geelong. Quite an achievement in a stacked field. We also love his approach to racing, as seen with a recent headline-grabbing effort in Malaysia!
Lachie will be riding and racing on both Parcours Passista and Chrono wheels. You can follow along with his training and racing at www.lachiekerin.com or on Twitter (@triathlonlachie), Facebook and Instagram (@ljkerintriathlete).
60 second intro:
How did you first get started in triathlon?
I grew up like most Aussie kids playing a lot of team sports before trying my hand at a bit of rowing and, through that, discovering running. My grandpa was a professional cyclist and I had played a fair bit of waterpolo so found myself stumbling into triathlon as about a 15/16 year old. I instantly fell in love with it and as they say, the rest is history!
What’s your long-term goal in the sport?
My long-term goal is honestly to be a "true" professional. By that, I mean earning a full-time income from the sport so that I can continue to have the opportunity to do what I love everyday. Part of this means winning and being super competitive at big races and I truly believe I have the potential to do so. Kona fits in to this too and I want to give it my best crack at that race in the future
What one piece of advice would you give to someone preparing for their first race?
Have fun. Plain and simple. In the end, this is sport and you never know what may prevent you from doing it in the future. So enjoy every moment, do it for the right reasons and push yourself for whatever reason gives you a sense of accomplishment and happiness
What's the highlight of your career (so far)?
The highlight of my career has been the opportunity to travel the globe, see new places and race against great people. This sport continues to excite me and I will be forever grateful for all the opportunities it brings!
|Ironman 70.3 Geelong (bike course record!)
|Challenge Melbourne (Asia Pacific Championships)
|Ironman 70.3 Busselton
|Ironman 70.3 Taupo
|Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya