Q&A with Justin
Q: What do you love about Cross Triathlon?
A: The thing I love is the Challenge and it also puts my love for mountain biking and triathlon all in one.
Q: What is your main training focus in the lead up to the ITU world champs?
A: More focus is on the Mountain bike and off road trail run , as technique in both bike and for me especially running with a prosthetic foot through the bush takes a lot of concentration.
Q: What are your thoughts about the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs?
A: Being selected to compete at a World Champs is an honour for any athletes, to have the opportunity to meet and compete against other top athletes is just amazing. To have this event in our own backyard amazing and I can’t wait to show the World what we have to offer.
Q: What will be your toughest challenge at the ITU World Champs?
A: My toughest challenge in cross triathlon is definitely the run leg, being a leg amputee running on a prosthetic blade foot I have to work out before I get there, were I’m going to step so I don’t get the foot stuck or trip myself up. As with all trail running you have to be looking and planning you next step.
Q: What will be your biggest strength that you will take into the race?
A: I feel my main strength would be my bike if I had to pick one.
Q: What are your thoughts on the competition?
A: I do not think about my competition that much but I still do my homework on them, in the end I believe I can only control what I can, and that is me.
Q: What it would mean to win gold?
A: This being my first Worlds in the Cross Triathlon and on home soil with my wife and daughters to watch, a gold Medal would be the high light of my whole career as an athlete.
Q: What are your thoughts about being an Ambassador for the TreX Series?
A: I am truly honoured to be named an Ambassador for TreX, I feel extremely privilege to be named alongside the likes Ben and Jackie, legends in the world of Cross triathlon.