Name: Matt Clark
Age Group: 30 - 34
Home State: Seaford, Victoria
Race Bike Setup (Frame, Groupset, Wheels, Accessories):
Giant Trinity, Dura Ace Di2, Gravity Zeros 404 and 808 wheelset. Gravity Zero disk on certain courses.
Squad or/and Coach:
TriSpecify and Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Squad, Hailebury Swim Squad,
Cliff Gels mixed with water which I sip on before aid stations
What year was your first triathlon?
A School Triathlon at Dromana when I was in grade 5. (I think it was a 150m swim, 8km ride and 2km run)
Favourite Race: And Why?
Ironman World championship in Hawaii. Why? Does it get any better?
Dream Race: And Why?
Bucket list race include; Challenge Roth, Escape from Alcatraz, Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, 70.3 world Championships in 2016 at the Gold Coast and Noresman Triathlon to name a few.
How do you push through the pain:
Knowing that I won’t be happy with myself at the end of the race if I don’t give it my all.
Dinner for 4, who’s coming:
Lance (only if he tells the truth), Crowie (to pick his brain for some tips), Rob Harvey (best footballer of all time), Tim Ballintine (so I can use his Normatic recovery legs and hopefully get a gig on his blog again)
“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
You’re the CEO of the World Triathlon Corporation, what is your first order of business?
Keeping the field at the Ironman World Championships manageable and going back to a mass start with everyone including the pro’s.
Next 12 Months looks like:
Mornington Half Ironman (Nov 30th)
Geelong Half Ironman (Feb, 2015)
The rest is undecided at this stage.