Turning Pro and Keeping Team Spirit * Simon Ward and Elliot Smales
On this week’ss show my guest is Elliot Smales, one of the exciting breed of younger men and women developing their career as long distance triathletes. Elliot is a Yorshireman who has based himself in Leeds, a city that has developed a deserved reputation as the centre of triathlon in the UK, Europe and maybe even the world.
Elliot was a member of the Yorkshire Triathlon academy who came to study at Leeds University and was part of the triathlon development squad. He dabbled in short course racing but at the age of 23 decided to have a go at a 70.3 event. In 2018 he turned pro and started to post some big wins including Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire and 70.3 Staffs. In 2019 he also won Ironman 70.3 Sweden before deciding at the last minute to enter his first Ironman (Barcelona) just a few weeks after the 70.3 worlds in Nice, France.
Elliot has certainly packed a lot into his relatively short triathlon career so far and we cover a lot of ground in this conversation including:
You can watch the Pre Race interview that Elliot did before 2019 IM Staffs 70.2 HERE
Watch Elliot riding his REAP bike in South Africa HERE
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