Birthdate: April 4, 1982
Nationality: New Zealand
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Residence: October-March in Christchurch, New Zealand / April-September in Sete, France
Team: Adidas, Milani Cycles, Sram/Zipp
Year Turned Pro: 2006
- Gold, Beijing ITU World Championship Series Grand Final(2011)
- Gold, Yokohama ITU World Championship Series (2011)
- Silver, ITU World Championship Series (2011)
- Gold, Madrid ITU World Championship Series (2009)
- Bronze, ITU World Championship Series (2009)
- Gold, ITU World Cup Kitzbuhel (2007)
- Bronze, Commonwealth Games Triathlon, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
- Gold, U23 ITU World Championships, Gamagori, Japan (2005)
Before I was a professional triathlete... I completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Canterbury University, competed in surf life saving and worked part-time in a surf shop.
Describe your introduction to triathlon: In 2004 I began to train for the Coast to Coast adventure race, which is 243km of running, cycling and kayaking in one day from the west to the east coast of New Zealand. I met Dr. John Hellemans who proposed to coach me for this event if I would try a triathlon afterwards. In February of 2005 in my first triathlon I placed third in the New Zealand U23 Championships. And in September 2005 I was crowned the U23 Triathlon World Champion.
Who has influenced your triathlon career the most/and how? Dr John Hellemans coached me from when I began until the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He introduced me to triathlon training and the world of triathlon competitions.
Which event do you most look forward to each year and why? I look forward to my entire International season each year. I train and train during the summer in New Zealand. I look forward to traveling away to race.
Training partners: I currently have two - My French partner Laurent Vidal and New Zealand triathlete James Elvery.
More Info: http://www.andreahewitt.com
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