Callum Millward Ups the Ironman Ante
One year ago, New Zealand-born Callum Millward was showing off cupcakes and interviewing triathletes preparing for the Ironman World Championships, Hawaiian news site Big Island Now reports. This month, he got his first taste of the toughest test in the sport at the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
Millward, who now divides his time between Australia and Boulder, Colorado, depending on the season, has won three Ironman 70.3 events, but has never been able to finish at the top in the full-distance competitions.
Before the race, Millward said he believed that the key to adjusting to the full-fledged Ironman race, which is twice the length of the 70.3 mile event, is getting accustomed to the longer bike ride. “It’s just getting strong on the bike, learning how to ride 112 miles, and then just getting enough calories in so your body can keep going.”
Millward already owns a win this year in the in the Boulder Ironman 70.3 event. He also won the Ironman 70.3 event in Boise, Idaho three years ago and the Ironman 70.3 Taupo in New Zealand in 2011.
Last year, Millward was in Honolulu and Kona, filming his his YouTube series, called “Cupcakes with Cal,” featuring sit down interviews with athletes. It started while he was in Boulder with a few interviews, and as the popularity grew for the series, he got a few sponsors to send him to the Big Island to continue the series at the Ironman.
Original article by Josh Pacheco, Big Island Now, October 7, 2015.
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