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Nicky Samuels Chases Olympic Dream Around The World

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Kiwi pro–and winner of last week’s Escape from Alcatraz triathlon–crosses the world to chase her Olympic dream.

Last week in Alcatraz, this week Kitzbuhel in Austria as New Zealand triathlete Nicky Samuels continues her season, one that she hopes will culminate in booking a berth at the London 2012 Olympic Games in August.

Such is the life of a globetrotting professional triathlete that Samuels is well prepared for the journey, you might almost say she is used to such a schedule after spending two weeks hard at work  in the United States.

“I only arrived in Santa Cruz two weeks ago and had a couple of easy days to get over the jetlag and get into the swing of things before I was joined with my coach Mark Elliott again. We are in Santa Cruz because that is Bevan Docherty’s training home for now and it seemed like an excellent opportunity for Mark to work with Bevan and I at the same time. We have linked our sessions well over the last two weeks with Mark working both of us hard as usual.”

The formula has obviously paid off for Samuels, not only is she training well but she smashed the field to win the famous ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ triathlon last weekend, this after already having collected her maiden ITU World Cup title in Mooloolaba in March.

Read more: Scoop