"Don't be afraid to give up on the good and go for the great." 

11x Half Ironman Wins | 21x Podiums | 2x New Zealand National Champ


Hey my name is Amelia Rose Watkinson

Professional Triathlete. BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace. Born in New Zealand 14th September 1991. Coached by Bevan McKinnon. Graduated University of Auckland with a Bachelors in Architecture. Making a career out of my passion, with freedom, flexibility and business opportunity. Living, training and racing around the world forever chasing the physical and mental challenge and the endorphin high. Indulging in the local cuisines and learning hello and thank you in as many languages as possible. Meeting people with inspiring stories and encouraging people to pursue their own passions.


Race Season:

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."




"Be a flamingo in a flock of Pigeons."



Race reports, triumphs, dwindlings and discerning fables of my pro triathlete journey.


"Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Energies are contagious."


Race Results: 

"You never loose. Either you win or you learn.”



  • 1st - Challenge Kanchanaburi, Thailand, October
  • 1st - Krabi International Triathlon, Thailand, September
  • 1st - 70.3 Bintan, Indonesia, August
  • 1st - 70.3 Philippines, August
  • 1st - Ocean Lava Triathlon, Lanzarote, July
  • 6th - 70.3 Barcelona, Spain, May
  • 3rd - 70.3 Mallorca, Spain, May
  • 1st - Tour of Wiengsra, Thailand, April
  • 5th - 70.3 Luizhou, China, May 
  • 2nd - GC Tour of Mansfield | 1st QOM, Australia, March 
  • 9th - GC Tour of East Gippsland, Australia, February
  • 1st - NZ National Champs, Port of Tauranga Half, January



  • 3rd - 70.3 Taupo, New Zealand, December
  • 1st - Laguna Phuket Triathlon, Thailand, November
  • 1st - Bohol 5150, Philippines, November
  • 1st - Challenge Kanchanaburi, Thailand, October
  • 1st - Challenge Jeju, Korea, September
  • 1st - ITU ld Weihai, China, September
  • 1st - Challenge Iskander Puteri, Malaysia, August
  • 6th - 70.3 Asia Pacific Champs, Cebu, Philippines, August
  • 1st - 70.3 Busan, Korea, June
  • 1st - 5150 Subic Bay, Philippines, June
  • 1st - Pattaya Triathlon, Bangkok, May
  • 2nd - National Club Champs Cycling Road Race, Alexandra, Apri
  • 3rd - National Club Champs Cycling Time Trial, Alexandra, April
  • 1st - Dynamo Cycling Series Final, Tokoroa, April
  • 1st - Gentle Annie Bike Race, Taihape, March
  • 1st - Dynamo Cycling Series Race 5, Pokeno, March
  • 1st - Womens REV Classic, Cambridge, February
  • 1st - HUB Cycle Tour, Hawkes Bay, January
  • 1st - NZ National Champs | Port of Tauranga Half Ironman, January



"The cool and spicy side to Amelia Rose Watkinson's triathlon career"