The eyes of the triathlon world are on Kona this week and Laura Siddall is no stranger to the Big Island or to winning races. In this episode we chat whilst she prepares to tame the dragon at IRONMAN Wales which took place last month in the wonderful seaside town of Tenby.
Laura has an impressive sporting cv which includes multiple podiums at an age group level on the world stage before she made the move into the professional ranks whilst she was living in Australia.
Amongst her string of racing successes, she is a three-time IM Australia Champion after taking the title once again in May of this year.
She was looking forward to another busy season of racing before disaster struck this Summer when she came off her bike fracturing her collar bone. She has spent the past few months recovering from the injury and getting back into training and racing. Her first race back post-injury was IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire in August where she finished in 5th place, she took on and tamed the dragon in style in Tenby finishing in 3rd place at IRONMAN Wales.
She is on the start line in Kona this Saturday and although we don't speak much about the Big Island in this episode, it's one to listen to especially when you need some extra motivation to train, to fight for your finish line, to keep progressing and to follow your passion, all whilst smiling and having an extremely positive attitude.
Thanks for listening and best of luck to everyone racing in Kona on Saturday! I have total FOMO and will be glued to the live coverage.