Nicole Ward

Nicole Ward

Resides: Freshwater, NSW. Australia

7 years in Triathlon

Since competing in the sport of Triathlon Nicole progressed quickly into the professional ranks within Australia, becoming the 2008 Professional Australian Long Course Triathlon Champion and a consistent podium finisher in Half Ironman and Ironman distance events across Australia and overseas. Nicole’s key achievement in 2009 was placing second at Ironman Japan in a highly competitive international field, which earned her a spot to race at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Nicole was always very athletic as a child and competed at Australian National level for swimming and running over Cross Country and 800/1500m track distance events. After 10 years out of competition and racing, she took up Triathlon in 2005 and has never looked back. In her first season Nicole placed second in the NSW State Olympic Distance Championships and second in the NSW State Sprint Distance Series for her age group. From there Nicole decided to make the step up to the Half Ironman and Ironman distance events.

The 2006/07 season was an extremely successful season for Nicole; winning her age group category in every race entered in Australian long course events.
Furthermore, Nicole claimed the two elusive National Long Course Titles becoming Australian Long Course Champion and Australian Ironman Champion for the competitive 30-34 age group. Nicole qualified as a professional athlete in 2007, and held eight top five results in her first season.  A credit to Nicole’s dedication and hard work.  As well as being a professional triathlete, Nicole also works as an HR professional for one of Australia’s largest banks in Sydney.

“Career Highlights”

- 2nd Ironman Australia 2012
- 2nd Ironman Japan 2009
- Australian Long Course Champion 2008
- 3rd in Australian Half Ironman Series – 2 consecutive years 2009, 2010
- 2nd in Australian Half Ironman Series – 2011

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