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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Newcastle Flyers, Newcastle, Australia
Why did you begin your sport?
Grew up in the Blue Mountains and did lots of sport including Little Athletics. Enjoyed longer distance running, soccer and triathlon with my dad and my older brother. Took running more seriously during high school and represented Australia at World Junior Cross Country.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
My mum has always bought me ribbons to match my uniform - originally it would be a hair ribbon to race in but these days more a luggage or bag decoration.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Melbourne Marathon 2017 - winning in a new PB time with friend and mentor Scott Westcott
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Kerryn McCann - I have never met Kerryn but watched her run and admired her strength, determination and grace. I spent some time training in her home region of the Illawarra and was honoured to receive the Kerryn McCann Memorial Award at Melbourne Marathon 2017
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My former coach, mentor and great friend Scott Westcott. Scott's down-to-earth attitude and persistence are qualities that I try to emulate in my own running career. He is a great source of wisdom and advice. We talked about running a marathon one day so it was the fulfilment of this dream to win Melbourne Marathon together
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
My work as a physiotherapist, especially in the area of paediatrics. I also race triathlon nationally.
What is your sporting ambition?
Travel the world racing marathons - Berlin, Chicago, New York, Boston. Race an ironman triathlon. Continue running with kids and into old age.