BEN ALLEN - athlete, Sydney
Ben Allen is an Xterra Triathlon legend, multiple podium winner and professional athlete for over a decade. The Australian champion was born with the sea in his veins, but the mountains in his heart. He soon found a love for adventure, for movement and for travel, which spurred him in to the world of sport. We caught the incredible triathlete preparing for his season, and asked him about the habit that have got him to where he is today.
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Ben - as always, a please to talk with you. I'm sure many people often wonder what an average week looks like for an athlete such as yourself - could you take us through it?
An average week for me is always changing. I have a structured swim, bike and run routine and I incorporate, family time, cycle spin instructor sessions, social coffee catch up’s, travelling up and down the east coast searching for good waves and organising my next adventure.
How did you get to here? Was being a professional athlete always the plan?
I was always an active kid growing up and loved competing in sports. As I started to understand people could do this for a living, I was intrigued and excited to think I to could be one of them: a professional athlete.
I dedicated myself to my craft, worked hard and never gave up. I’m so grateful for the opportunity I have been given to do something I love each and every day.