Charismatic Aussie Josh Amberger is known for his fast swimming, aggressive cycling and cheerful disposition. The swash-buckling triathlete has more than ten Ironman titles to his name, but he’s still considered an up-and-coming force. He’s one to watch for sure, whether for his sporting prowess or the entertainment factor.
How did you start running? In primary school, racing athletics and cross country!
Why do you run now? To fulfil myself as a human being.
What was the most important race you’ve run to date? Ironman World Championships, three times.
What is your pre-race ritual? Hard to deny that going to the toilet three to four times before a long day of racing is not ritualistic. Unfortunately!
What do you think about while running? I like to dream about nature and the natural world around me. The running experience for me is heightened when I’m among the trees or in the hills.
What is your go-to training meal? Toast with peanut butter and banana.
How do you recover after a tough run? Lying down. Maybe in the hammock!
What song is your go-to for the run? Anything by Summoning. Middle-earth inspired extreme metal.
Who is your “team”? Partner, coach, family, sponsors, fans.
Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion? Nature, music, coffee, beer.
What was the best piece of running advice you ever received? Lean forward.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps? Don’t expect everything to happen at once. After a decade, I’m still learning, improving, negotiating, rebuilding and refocusing. There’s always some way to better yourself, and most often it only comes after long-term investments and sacrifice.
Why On? On to me represents innovation and dynamic progression in the field of running. On is a stylish and premium running experience, with what I wear on my feet and on my body. A performance-focused brand.
What’s your favorite On shoe and why? I love the Cloudstratus. A premium all-round training shoe that goes everywhere I need it to and performs to every pace range throughout my workouts. Not a bad looker, either!
What’s your favorite item of On apparel and why? The running pants are both luxurious and stylish, during running and day-to-day wearing. You can’t get me out of these things.