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Matt Reed was born in New Zealand, moved to Australia when he was nine and became a US citizen in 2007. He shares his stories about moving to France and Germany in his early 20’s to try to make it as a professional triathlete, which can be tough when you are 6’5” tall and are new to the language, the food and the culture. Matt overcame all the odds to represent the US in the Olympic Triathlon in Beijing. What’s next? An Olympic medal in London and an Ironman World Championship.Click here to listen to the podcast.