Winning Race Plan

Whangarei-based professional triathlete Samantha Warriner’s greatest moment came just three months after undergoing surgery to fix a career-threatening case of super ventricular tachycardia. Somehow fortune and great doctors smiled on Warriner. At the age of 4, Warriner won the 27th annual Ironman New Zealand held in Taupo earlier this year. “I just knew what speed, what cadence I had to do and I stuck to and executed my own race plan,” Warriner explains. “I just had the confidence I could ride at these watts and at these speeds. I just went for it. That’s what my coaches said. Go do this. And I did it.”

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