Hey I'm Grant Snr and I'm currently living & training out of Wiesbaden Germany.
I did my first triathlon in 2005 after 20 years of competitive running including over 30 marathons. Friends kept encouraging me to do it and I was afraid of having to learn how to swim (still can't) and I had no idea how to take care of a bike. Having a podium finish in my first sprint triathlon helped me catch the bug. Since then I've raced and lived in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Career highlights include making the 2009 U.S. Olympic Distance World Champs squad (age grouper) and racing Worlds in Gold Coast Australia. I've done Ironman Western Australia, Frankfurt, and Klagenfurt.
This year I move up in age group (60-64) and hope to set a PR in Ironman Copenhagen. My other goals this year are to lose 3 kilos by June and get my 10k times below 50 minutes again. My Long term goal is to keep racing until I'm 75.
In 2014 you will see me racing in: Aix-in-Provance 70.3, Challenge Kraichgau, Ironman Copenhagen, and several more smaller ones. I love triathlon for the wonderful mates I've met, the high level of physical fitness I've attained, and the absolute chaos races are. What I fear the most are bike crashes.
Bike - Cervelo P3. High quality at an affordable price.
Wetsuit - Blue Seventy Helix. Excellent quality
Favorite bit of kit that isn’t your bike or wetsuit - Garmin 910. More geeky numbers than I know how to use!
I came across Race Force at the Zell am See 70.3 in Austria and quickly felt very comfortable with Kate and staff, and the attitude for quality customer service both for the bike mechanics and taking care of all the little side issues that come up while traveling and racing.
Race Force staff not only will fix your bike they'll be cheering you on during the race and I'll be joining Race Force at a number of races this year and will support the team with logistics and scoping out the bike and run courses in advance so I can show people once they arrive. I also can assist people with ocean swim techniques. So if you come a day or two early, which I always recommend, I'll help you get oriented to the course and any special things to take into account on race day.