Ricky Swindale | Pushys Sponsored Athlete
8th Place Ironman 70.3 Thailand 2016 Professional category
1st Place 70.3 Ironman Hervey Bay 2016 Professional category
8th Place Cairns 70.3 Ironman 2015 Professional category (4:11:49)
12th Place Ironman New Zealand 2015 Professional category (9hr07min)
18th Place Noosa Triathlon 2014 Professional category
5th Place Mt Fuji Marathon 2014 (2hr44min)
1st Place Age Group athlete at Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2013 (13th overall)
4th Place at Noosa Triathlon 2013 Open Category (Non Elite)
1st Place 25-29 at Ironman Western Australia 2013 (8hr58min)
4th Place Mooloolaba Triathlon 2014 Open Age Category
1st Place Age Group athlete at Ironman 70.3 Cairns 2014 (12th overall)
3rd Place 25-29 Triathlon World Championships 2009 (5th overall)
Half Marathon: 1hr13min
Sport: Triathlon and Running
How did you get into your sport: Was tired of cricket which I played for 11 years of my life. Started running with my brother who was doing his first Ironman in 2000, with his old shoes. Then I started to swim when I was 16 at the local pool. Purchased a bicycle when I moved to Australia and entered a triathlon after a month or two of cycling.
Hardest thing about your sport: Wanting to travel around the world to every race I see on TV!
What does your regular training week consists of: 10-12km of swimming, 150-250km cycling, 20-40km of running
How do you keep motivated: Jacqui (girlfriend), keeps me motivated. If she does a session, then I get jealous and also need to do one.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations): Continue to race as a professional to maximise my potential as an amateur elite!
Best piece of advice you have been given: “Do the work” (great advice when you are thinking you might miss a session in lieu of watching TV)
When did you start racing as a professional: I did my first professional race in 2014 at Noosa Triathlon. I work full time as a marketing and event manager for intraining Running Centre working 45-60hrs a week so racing full time is not an option. I changed away from age group racing to increase competition for myself in longer distance events.