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Coach - Russell Smith

Russell's first triathlon was way back in 1986 and wetsuits, aerobars, carbon bikes as well as triathlon gear were things of the future. Triathlon has come a long way since that first endurance outing so when it comes to knowing a thing or two about endurance sport, over 35 years of participation has provide Russell with a huge amount of knowledge that he is keen to pass on.

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Russell still competes today and over the years has competed with distinction in duathlons, marathons, multisport events, adventure races, Ironman’s and cycle races, having won multiple age group awards in NZ Ironman as well as triathlons and half marathons. He has competed twice in the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii and won his age group in the standard distance triathlon World Champs back in 2012.

Russell is also a Swim Smooth accredited swim coach and has been working with and coaching swimmers at Swim Smooth Hamilton since 2016. You can find out more information about the swimming side of his business at Swim Smooth Hamilton

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