Pedro Fernandez Athlete Ambassador
Pedro started his sporting life as a swimmer and so had a great advantage as a triathlete. He talks to Sundried about his love for this sport and his goals for next year.
Have you always been into sport?
I started swimming and doing water polo at the age of 10. I reached a high national level in water polo, but I needed new challenges out of the pool and so I started triathlon.
What made you decide to enter the world of triathlon?
The way triathlon makes you compete against yourself and look for more challenging goals is what made me enter the triathlon world.
What’s been your favourite race to date and why?
My favourite race was probably my first half iron triathlon in which I finished third in my age group.
And your proudest achievement?
Winning the general classification in one Aquathlon Series in Dublin (Ireland) in 2018. It was a great experience.
Have you ever had any racing disasters/your toughest race yet?
Swimming in the freezing Irish sea has been probably my toughest experience. What's more, I would never have thought that in those waters there could be jellyfish.
How do you overcome setbacks?
The best way to overcame setbacks is to enjoy the great ones and focus on the positive achievements of the experience.
What is the best bit of advice you wish someone had told you before you started competing?
No one ever told me that sports like triathlon are so addictive! Once you start, you always want to set yourself harder goals.
What are your goals for 2019?
Try to get good results in several Spanish competitions. However, the most important goal for the season is to enjoy with friends and team mates
Who do you take your inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from your personal beliefs and what you love to do. When you love what you do, you need no other inspiration.
What do you like about Sundried and what’s your favourite bit of our kit?
What I most like is the great combination of environmentally-friendly clothing and the design. An unbeatable combination.