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Marc Went Athlete Ambassador

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Marc is a triathlete who enjoys long distance racing. He talks to Sundried about life as a triathlete.

Have you always been into sport?

Yes, I’ve always been one of those people that can’t sit still and have enjoyed an eclectic range of sports over the years. From years of playing football and rugby to owning horses and competing in show jumping. I try to have at least one challenge a year to keep me focused on training.

What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?

Having trained for several marathons and enjoyed cycling, a friend suggested I should enter a local sprint triathlon. As a poor swimmer, I took a block of 12-week swimming lessons and mid-way through I recall telling my swim instructor that I’d entered a sprint triathlon in 2 weeks time, her horrified look said it all. Thankfully, the swim was reduced to 300m on the day and I made it… just. From then I was hooked.

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

Challenge Roth this year was amazing and I can now understand why many pro triathletes have this one on their bucket list.

And your proudest achievement?

Getting my wife also hooked on triathlon, it makes ‘needing another bike’ much easier!

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Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?

In the run up to Challenge Roth, I had major ankle issues and after months of x-rays and CT scans we were still unsure on the root issue. It was decided that we’d manage the problem through limited running and increased cycling and I managed to finish Roth in 11.16. We found out 5 days later that I had a bad break in my foot so I had to have a forced 5 months off running.

How do you overcome setbacks?

I’m a control freak and plan for everything so health issues aside, I’m ready for anything on the day.

What advice do you wish you'd been given before you started competing?

Invest in a coach if you’re able to and rest days aren’t your enemy.

What are your goals for 2019 and 2020?

In the plan for 2020 we have Brighton Marathon, Cotwolds 113, IM Copenhagen and hopefully London Marathon, we’ll then weave in other races in the coming months.

Who do you take your inspiration from?

I’m a huge fan of Jan Frodeno but just love the work ethic and dedication of Lucy and Reece Charles-Barclay, they are machines!

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

As a father, I’m always worried about the world we leave behind for our kids to inherit and therefore love the ethical pillars which run through Sundried from its plastic recycled products, to its local sourcing policy and that personal customer service. The Cadence aero skin tri suit is brilliant and my go-to race suit

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