Jackson Kosh - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
I have always been into sport from a young age. Always getting stuck into any sport I could get others to play with me. From footy to cricket to all sorts of athletics.
How did you first get into triathlon?
A triathlon was always something I wanted to do but for a long while never had the courage to do. Until one day my partner suggested we enter a mini tri. This was a great idea and I absolutely loved the experience and have been progressing in triathlon ever since.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
The duathlon world championships in Targu Mures. It was my first race overseas and an amazing atmosphere toeing the line with avid triathletes representing their nations from all over the world.
What is your proudest achievement?
Qualifying for the Australian Duathlon team.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
During an Olympic tri in Melbourne my wetsuit zip burst filling my wetsuit with water, making for a waterlogged swim for sure.
How do you overcome setbacks?
A positive attitude and willingness to keep going are essential in triathlon. No matter how tough things seem you can always overcome them.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Be patient, after my first mini tri I wanted so badly to be instantly good at triathlon. This led to a rude awakening when entering my first Olympic tri. I quickly learnt that this is a sport of slow progress and continual building.
What are your goals?
To qualify for the Olympic AG world champs and one day Kona.
Who inspires you?
Many people inspire me from my teammates in my triathlon team always giving their best, all the way to the pros like Jan Frodeno and the passion for excellence.
Why work with Sundried?
I was gifted a Sundried cycling shirt when I first began triathlon and loved it. I have since loved the brand for their quality and what they stand for.
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