Ibai is a Spanish athlete who found the natural progression to triathlon after finding success in swimming, cycling, and running separately. He talks to Sundried about training and racing.
Have you always been into sport?
From the age of 5 to 21 I played football semi-professionally and then last year I started swimming, cycling, and running.
What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?
I decided to make the leap to triathlon as a team contacted me to sign up for their new triathlon and duathlon project.
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement is a 4th place finish in a half marathon in Basauri, Spain with a time of 1 hour 24 minutes.
Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?
So far, the most serious has been a fall off the bike but I had no fractures.
How do you overcome setbacks?
With work and perseverance. A little humility doesn't hurt.
Who do you take inspiration from?
Javier Gómez Noya and the Brownlee brothers.
What do you like about Sundried and what is your favorite part of our kit?
I love the trisuits and cycling clothes, they're so comfortable and have great performance qualities.