Daniel Canala – Update 1

I thought I would start off my blog with a bit of an introduction:

  • I’m 17 years old
  • I attend Marryatville High School
  • I’ve been doing Triathlons since I was 13 but have only committed to proper training for one year
  • Before Triathlon I played soccer for a local club Metro Stars
  • My strength is the run leg as I come from a cross country background
  • My Triathlon coach is Mike Spurling
  • Last summer I raced around the country in the Australian Junior Scody Series which consisted of four races, Runaway Bay, Penrith, Brighton and Devonport

My Duathlon season has begun! I completed the second race of the ATC Duathlon series at Victoria Park, winning the short course and improving on my time from the first race by around 50 seconds. It was the first time I used my new Felt DA4 time trial bike from Megabike and it was amazing how much it improved my cycle leg. The race was a good hit out before the first national qualifying race in Sydney for the Duathlon World Championships held in Adelaide in 2015. One of my goals this season is to gain Australian selection for the Junior Men category for this event.

I’d like to say a big thank you to the Adelaide Triathlon Club for giving me this great opportunity as the first male recipient of the Junior Scholarship. I’m very grateful for being chosen and it just goes to show how much ATC appreciate their junior athletes. I hope to make everyone involved with the club proud when competing locally and interstate in the upcoming Triathlon season.

Lookout for some more posts in the coming weeks!

Daniel Canala

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