Balance Sponsored Athlete: Pip Meo
How did you get into this sport?
Most recent/best competition results:
Ex New Zealand Football Fern and American Soccer Scholarship recipient. Now New Zealand Triathlete. Won New Zealand Tri Series for 30-34 age group. Qualified to represent New Zealand in the Olympic Distance World Champs and the 70.3 Half Ironman World Champs.
Where do you find inspiration to train and compete?Triathlon is a very humbling sport. Some days your flying, some days you're a sack of potatoes. Learning to deal and cope with the ups and downs constantly tests my limits. I love it. There is something truly satisfying in pushing your limits and achieving what you didn't think was possible. My inspiration is my dad. For 15 years of my life I watched him fight cancer and not complain once. His favourite t - shirt he wore during chemo read; 'Every dam day, just do it.' So that's what I do.Sports Supplem ents you take and when:I take Balance Creatine before training. During training I take Balance Recover and Refuel.Post training I take Balance Natural Whey Chocolate & Balance Glutamine.
I missed out on the Olympics as a Football Fern and picked up a knee injury. I started swimming and was absolutely useless. I love a challenge so decided to teach myself how to swim by watching youtube videos. I figured triathlon is a sport where I would be in complete control of good I could be. Four years on I am coached by Olympic Triathlon coach Murray Healey edging myself closer to the dream.
Hardest part about being a Triathlete:
Trying to stay awake at work.
Best part about being a Triathlete:
The pain is brutal. It is the most bizarre love hate relationship. The physical and mental demands are ruthless but I swear lying on the finish line trying not to be sick; there is nothing more satisfying.
Olympic Distance World Champs Edmonton, Canada; 1st September.
70.3 World Champs Mont Treblant, Cana da; 7th September.
Words of wisdom for upcoming Triathletes out there:
In the famous words of Micheal Jackson; "Don't stop till you get enough."
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