About Amelia

 
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I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Loved the outdoors, broke a few arms climbing trees and was immersed in all team sports possible.

I made regional teams in ball sports and was always the fittest on the team. I went well at school cross country races and was introduced to triathlon as the runner to make up a team. At age 16 in 2007 I saved up and bought my first road bike, I instantly loved the freedom granted with it and went on to win numerous National junior titles in cycling. Two years later with plenty of regional races under my belt I placed 2nd at National junior Champs in Triathlon.

University presented an exciting change and my ambitions became more academically focused (Bachelors of Architecture). However having the natural need to exercise, there wasn’t complete remission from training.

I did a my first half Ironman in Taupo 2012, where I qualified and then won age group World Champs in Spain. I won numerous domestic races before taking my Pro licence at the end of 2014 and winning my first Professional race at Challenge Gold Coast.

My nature has always had a competitive edge, an obsession for the outdoors and a craving for the adrenaline high. Combined with a creative ambition fostered through University I’m establishing a successful career as a Professional Triathlete.