26: Rachel Joyce - Ironman Athlete and 3rd in Kona 2014
By Peter Brees, endurance Junkie
Rachel Joyce says she was a hyperactive child, which probably explains how as an adult she had the incredible energy required to be both a champion triathlete and a corporate lawyer. Joyce began her sporting life as a swimmer, but in 2005 she grew bored of following the black line and decided to give triathlon a go. Before she quit her legal job in 2008, Joyce would switch from her work suit into spandex so she could cram in training before work, after and during her lunch hours. Grabbing 3rd at the 2014 Ironman World Championships, she now has five top ten finishes in Kona to her name. In this interview we talk about: - Her sporting background and how she got into triathlon.- Why she traded a career in law for that of a Pro athlete.- Her Kona history and her 2014 race.- Her thoughts on the pro prize purse changes for 2015 at WTC races.- Mental top tips and pre-race breakfasts.