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Megan Wright Athlete Ambassador

by Alexandra Parren

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Megan is a young ambassador with big dreams. She talks to Sundried about training as a triathlete and her ambitions to become an Olympian. 

Have you always been into sport?

I have been into sport from young age. I did gymnastics, football and swimming lessons then swam competitively from the age of 7/8. I have been competing at county level since 2013 and competed at regionals for the past 2 years. I joined my local running club, Chippenham Harriers Youth, at the age of 11, I’m now the fastest girl there.

How did you first get into triathlon?

I started triathlon and cycling in 2015 and I joined Chippenham Tristars. I joined triathlon because it's different to just one sport. I love swimming, running and cycling and triathlon allows me to do all 3 at once.

What's been your best race to date?

My favourite race so far was when I won the London Triathlon 2018 in the youth category because it was such a well organised event and an amazing course. I also got to meet my hero Helen Jenkins who also inspired me to do triathlon.

What's been your toughest race yet?

My toughest race has got to be the U20s festival 2018 because I unfortunately got disqualified but I loved the race itself and the course was amazing.

How do you overcome setbacks?

I overcome setbacks by thinking of the positives and how I will train to improve my mistakes and do better in my next races. I forget the mistake and remember the lesson.

What are your goals for 2019?

My goals for the future are to compete at European and world level and become an Olympic triathlete.

Who do you take your inspiration from?

As well as Helen Jenkins, I’m inspired by the amazing Vicky Holland who recently won the world series and my amazing triathlon coaches Chris and Michelle Maxwell who have trained me for the last 3-4 years.

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

My favourite bit of Sundried kit is the womens trisuit.

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