If there were two triathletes who demonstrate the spirit and values of the sport, it’s the @hedgelandsisters, @kizhedgeland and @jazzyyh… or, in their words, the “triathletes who happen to be sisters.”
When Kira and Jaz were younger, they had a huge passion for all sports … from gymnastics to cross country and hockey. It was after watching the 2004 Olympics triathlon on TV, that they became inspired to give triathlon a go themselves.
The Gold Coast based sisters are now each other’s favourite training buddies and biggest supporters. Through injuries and success, Kira and Jaz have showed patience and dedication, as they have kept chasing their triathlon goals; the ultimate being a Gold medal at the Olympics. Referring to Jaz’s favourite quote, “Bite off more than you can chew, and then chew like crazy”, the sisters sure have the right attitude and determination to take the world by storm.
All the best to the “biggest” of the two, Jaz, who is set to compete in the upcoming Gold Coast OUT Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup, Elite Women’s event, as part of the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial, on 7 April. Look forward to seeing you at the finish line for some post-race recovery!
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