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Meet the athletes

Want to find out more about the Great Britain Triathlon Team?

Get to know the 36 athletes on the UK Sport Lottery Funded World-Class Olympic and Paralympic Performance Programme.

Vicky Jones 

Vicky Jones

Age: 42

 

 

What club are you a member of?

Tenby Aces

 

What is your spirit biscuit? 

Club because I can only achieve what I have with the support of the team around me; Tenby Aces, Aberdare Athletics Club, Merthyr Cycle Club, my family, friends and above all my husband!

 

When did you first start triathlon and why?

2012 to lose weight

 

What is your best memory of a triathlon in Wales?

In 2011 watching the first ever Ironman Wales. I was there for a drinking weekend and was disappointed that the town was going to be closed down for a sporting event. I watched from the swim through to the last finisher and it was the start of a huge change in my life.

 

What is your favourite Triathlon to race in Wales?

Neath Valley Triathlon. It was my first race and I have now done it three times. It is well organised, inclusive and fun. I recommend it to anyone.

 

What is your favourite motivational saying?

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'

 

What does joining this team mean to you?

More than I can express in words. When I started triathlon I just wanted to finish; over the last years I have worked so hard; had amazing support and have exceeded my wildest dreams but to wear the Welsh dragon - I have no words

 

Who is your favourite sports person?

Tough one - I find Chrissie Wellington amazingly inspirational because she didn't come through the "usual" sporting route and has used her success as a platform for amazing work.

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