Professional Long Distance Triathlete Sarah Crowley will be lining up at Mooloolaba with over 3,000 professional and age group athletes this weekend at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. This will be Sarah’s first IRONMAN World Championship after a strong qualifying season across the globe. We caught up with Sarah to chat race preparation ahead of the biggest IRONMAN 70.3 hit out of the season.
Name: Sarah Crowley
Achievements: Multiple 70.3 Champion, ITU World Series
2016 IRONMAN Results
- Ironman 70.3 Chungju Champion
- Ironman Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships, Cebu, Pro 3rd
- Ironman Asia Pacific Championships, Cairns, Pro 3rd
- Ironman 70.3 Taiwan, Professional Champion
- Ironman 70.3 Geelong, Pro 4th, (3rd Australian Elite Long Course Championships)
Thoughts on the Mooloolaba course: It's a very honest course. Power to weight will come into play on the bike. There will be some sore and sorry legs on the run.
Pros of this course for you: I'm a bike / runner so it suits me.
Previous event before Worlds: Ironman 70.3 Chungju Champion
What will you take from that event into Worlds: I am running pretty quick at the moment and am fitter than I have been for a number of years
How do you prepare mentally for a big race like this: I focus on my preparation and my process for the week. I try not to worry about what anyone else is doing. I don't look at social media as much. I do get a little selfish to make sure I get rest and am sharp for race day.
Tips for Age Groupers on the World Champs course: Practice the hilly section at least once.
Goals for this race: To put into practice what we have been doing in training.
Post-race meal: Steak and veggies.
Photo: Delly Carr | Triathlon Australia