Reigning IRONMAN Asia-Pacific champion, Kiwi Brad Currie is no stranger to the Sunshine Coast having used the region’s stunning training environment in preparation for many of his campaigns. Despite his many hours in the water, running the trails and riding the local roads, Braden is yet to race on the Sunny Coast.
But that is all about to change, with the Kiwi superstar headlining IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast on Sunday 8 September.
Going back to back at the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championships in Cairns, Braden has elevated himself into the top echelon of IRONMAN athletes. Preparing on the Sunshine Coast he is not only looking to
secure the local title but pave the way for his assault on the IRONMAN World Championship in October and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in early 2020.
“IRONMAN racing is funny, some days you’re there and some days you’re not. But it is all good now. We took a bit of time off after that and went to Bali with the kids and had a bit of holiday there and then got
back into training in Noosa,” he said.
The Sunshine Coast has a long history as a training base for world class athletes and Braden has been happy to tap into the local resources and enjoy some valuable time with the family.
“We have been coming to Noosa for the last four years so it is almost like a second home and that always makes it more relaxing. Everyone can settle into a routine which is really helpful when you are trying to do big hours training. It takes away the challenges of being in a foreign country, having to deal with different languages and we are so settled here,” he said.
“It has been awesome being up here, it is fantastic and Noosa works really well for us as a family. I have some good people to train with so that really helps and it is a really easy environment.”
“Terenzo Bozzone has been here training for the last month, so that has been really good and I have been working with John Rodgers who runs the swim squad up here. He is a local legend and it is pretty
good for me to have a world class swim coach that I can work with on a daily basis. John sneaks a couple of us triathletes into his squad. There are few younger athletes in the area that I catch up with and head
out training with. Everything is going really well. We are four or five weeks into a good solid training block and I have another six weeks or so to go before Kona.”