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Road to Kona: David Dellow

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David Dellow sweats it out on the IRONMAN Australia course in 2017. Photo: Korupt Vision

The dangerous David Dellow is a former ITU pro, detail oriented and laser focused. His first year at Kona he pestered his teammates non-stop, asking them for every little detail and insight into the course. He’s also friendly and approachable, having openly admitted that chocolate milk is his favorite recovery drink.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Apart from the usual astronaut or a firefighter, I always wanted to play cricket for Australia.

 

What is on your mind as you prepare for Kona?

Trying to stay healthy, injury free, and being as fit as possible on the start line.

 

What are three of your travel essentials?

Music, headphones, and my black Rudy Project Spinhawk sunglasses.

 

What do you see as your biggest strength going into Kona?

Being adapted to heat after training for two months in Thailand before heading to Kona.

 

What was the last gift you gave someone?

I always gift my girlfriend with lingerie so that way I also get gifted.

 

What makes Kona different from any other race?

It’s the only race of the year where anyone who’s anyone is racing.

 

What is your favorite Rudy Project piece of equipment?

Definitely the Wing57 helmet, I wouldn’t race without it.

 

What do you love about the triathlon community?

The triathlon community is generally made up of healthy and positive people striving for goals instead of sitting on the couch.

 

What would make this a perfect season for you?

I became Australian IRONMAN Champion this year so achieving my goal in Kona will cap the year off.

 

How do you like to spend a day off?

Playing golf.

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