28: Jodie Swallow - Ironman Athlete and 4th in Kona 2014
By Peter Brees, endurance Junkie
Jodie Swallow's athletic career began at the tender age of thirteen when she first represented Wales and then Great Britain in the pool. Whilst at university, she was recruited into the British Triathlon Team, winning her first international race, the European Juniors in 2000. Jodie's professional athletic accomplishments include a recent 4th at Ironman Hawaii, winning 2013 Ironman Sweden, winning the 2010 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, winning the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, and representing Great Britain at the 2004 Olympics. In this interview we talk about: - Her sporting background and how she got into triathlon.- The journey to the 2004 Olympics.- Her switch to long course and succes at the 2009 ITU LD Champs and 2010 70.3 Worlds.- The split from Team TBB and her work with Siri Lindley.- Her 2014 Kona race and what lies beyond.