Matt Welsh and Grant Hackett as kid. As I’ve got older, I’ve leaned on many Olympians, coaches and athletes from other sports to see how they attack things.
What inspires you to be your best?
Hard work. Completing hard training sessions or the sessions when I’m flatter than usual.
Do you have a routine to help you get into your best-focused state?
For race days it’s just about doing everything on the checklist.
Competing at the world championships in China
Goal for this season?
Enjoy competing and being amongst other athletes
Favourite food to eat the night before a big competition?
Used to be spaghetti Bolognese, now it can really be anything that’s not too heavy to digest. Anything that makes me feel comfortable, usually finished with a little ice cream for the soul.
Favourite song to listen to prior to competing or during training?
Prior to racing, its something chill. So, anything from lo-fi hip hop to jazz hip hop and lounge house. Training is a mix of upbeat stuff. Electronic suits but also listen to bands like the vines, pixies, chats, king gizzard etc.
Why do you choose Engine?
Its comfortable to wear, which, makes competing easier. I also like it’s a brand available to everyone.