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Michael Lord

  • Date of Birth: 18 January 1996
  • Place of Birth: Somerset West, Cape Town
  • Weight: 75KG
  • Height: 1.86M
  • Discipline: Multisport

Athlete Profile

Full Name: Michael George Lord

Number of years with the team: 2 years

Number of years racing: 10

Favourite Event: Xterra Grabouw

Favourite Track/Course: Banhoek & Jonkershoek

Highlight of your career: Coming 2nd at the Zittau ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships (junior elite category)

Achievements:

2015

  • Junior Men - ITU Cross Triathlon World Champ

2014

  • 2nd Place at World Cross Triathlon Champs, Germany
  • Cross Triathlon: SA Champion and African Champion

2013

  • Duathlon: Western Province Champion and South African Champion 1st u/19

2012

  • Represented SA at ITU Triathlon Trout Beck Inn
  • Triathlon: WP provincial Champion and South African Champion u/17 (4th SA & 3rd WP)
  • Duathlon: Western Province Champion and South African Champion u/17 (8th SA & 3rd WP)

Questions and Answers

Q: What was your First Bike?
A: BMX – built and rode some lekker stuff on that thing

Q: What do you love most about your sport?
A: The mental aspect – it's not totally up to who is faster bio mechanically, there's that chemical x, the mental aspect is a huge part of the sport of triathlon, but in cross triathlon you also need to be able to handle a bike, it's a lot tougher mentally and the chance of a puncture or a fall is quite high. Anything could happen in a race, the results are never certain until the last k of the run.

Q: What has your sport taught you?
A: Discipline, respect and the confidence to try new things (if other people can do it, so can you)

Q: Biggest goal for 2015?
A: World Cross Triathlon Champs in Sardinia, Italy

Q: Interesting fact about yourself?
A: I like to do a bit of everything – videography, trailbuilding, the sea skating, and finding cool stuff to do (generally got some plan for a new adventure).


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