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Luke Roberts Athlete Ambassador

by Alexandra Parren

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Luke was inspired into triathlon by his dad who is also a multi-sport athlete. He talks to Sundried about life as a triathlete. 

Have you always been into sport?

Sport has always been a huge part of my life. My dad is a multi-sport athlete and always dragged me along, whether it was cycling, running, climbing, wild swimming, windsurfing, fell-running... the list goes on! 

What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?

Again, my dad was a triathlete and it made sense really. I love the training lifestyle, being fit, and always being on-the-go.

What’s been your favourite race to date and why?

I have to say that my favourite race was not actually a triathlon. In 2017, I competed with a friend in the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon), covering 40 miles over 2 days in the Lake District. It was an epic event with mud, rain and most importantly hard racing. We came 5th!

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And your proudest achievement?

This summer I competed for the first time as an Age Group triathlete for the GB team in Denmark. I managed to podium and racing on an international level was an incredible experience.

What are your goals for 2019?

Race, race, race. I hate racing when I am not fit or prepared (in my mind that's most of the time!) But I need to race to gain experience and learn how to push myself, so I simply want to learn how to race again (or maybe even for the first time).

What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?

I am a hugely ethical and environmentally-conscious guy. I love the brand ethos and always tell people about it.

Who do you take inspiration from?

I wouldn’t say that there is one particular person, but everyone around me who trains and achieves pushes me on. I train with people who are racing elite and going to Kona. Seeing that within reach is what inspires me to train hard.

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