I had the honor of recently interviewing Mirinda Carfrae, the 2010 Women’s Ironman World Champion. Mirinda communicates a perfect message for anyone looking to accomplish success in a path that may not be the cultural norm. Mirinda has always been an elite athlete, all the way back to when she was a basketball player in Australia. She received some very important encouragement from mentors early in her career who supported her and her goal to compete in Triathlon. Listen about how she wrestled with doubts, and thinking about the expectation that she should “go to university” where she could get her university degree and get a real job.
Mirinda has been competing successfully Triathlons for over 10 years. However, we can learn from her as she talks about the early days when her wins and successes did not always translate into healthy finances. Mirinda shares this message for us to learn from: to follow your passion, find mentors, take care of your body, and compete and race for yourself first! What a great message for us and all Mirinda’s loyal Triathlon fans. Enjoy this inspiring interview with the Ironman Woman’s 2010 World Champion
Read about Miranda Carfrae on her website
Interview Part 1
• Intro 0 – 1:40
• 1:40 – 4:00 How she got started in Triathlon, and her early success with basketball, and her question as a 13 year old “why can’t I play sports all day long?” “Should she just go to University and get a job?”
• 4:00 – 5:00 Family support
• 5:30 – 8:30 Start of her journey as a newbie. BMX bike riding, basketball, being on the right path, international sports travel, racing on world stage, living away from home, ITU and Olympic races. An interest in IM develops.
• 9:00 Prize money and the 2006 70.3 series
• 9:30 Being on the right path does NOT equal financial success. What a great Message!
• 10:00 Racing for $100 prize money! Wow
• 11:30 Being on the right path. The voices of doubt? University: being safe with a degree versus pursuing your dreams.
• 12:30 Passion
Part 2: Coming soon!