Sam Gardner, six-time qualifier of the Xterra cross country triathlon championships chats to All About Triathlons taking time out from his preparation for the Hurtleberry XC duathlon!
Q – Who is your London 2013 Games hero?
A – Mo Farah (to win the double, and beat the Kenyans who tried to work him over, legend!)
Q – Which 3 athletes, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?
A – Chrissie Wellington, she’s very interesting and wouldn’t want to talk sport all the time; Usain Bolt, he might bring the Swedish netball team with him; Jez Cox, he could wash up! We don’t do enough trash talking, let’s make it like boxing!
Q – Best racing tip?
A – Enjoy it, it’s only sport.
Q – What’s your favourite post-training snack?
A – Maxifuel Recovermax drink
Q – Your “must-do” event?
A – Xterra Philippines (for the atmosphere, amazing!)
Q – What sport have you always wanted to do but never tried?
A – Sumo wrestling (place your bets now at Ladbrooks!)
Q – Proudest sporting moment so far…
A – Winning the Xterra Saipan/Tagaman double in 2010
Q – If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
A – I’d be a bikebox man and appear out of a bikebox, rented from Bikebox online, and build bikes for damsels in distress!
Q – Could you tell us a joke please?
A – You know who gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks
Sam provides racing tips here