Ela Matthews

Athlete Profile

Where were you born?  London, UK

Birthday:  August 17th

Married/ Single/ It’s Complicated:  Single.

Kids? Pets? I’d love a cat, need to convince my landlord.

Favorite TV show: Current obsession is Game of Thrones

Staple Foods: Sweet potatoes and avocado. And all the greens.

Favorite Music: Any recommendations?

Favorite Vacation: Something active and outdoorsy—skiing in the Canadian Rockies, surfing in Costa Rica, hiking the PTC. The less cell service there is the better.

Favorite Sports to watch: Can I play?

Favorite Sports to Play/Do: Swim, bike, run… eat?!

Interest Outside the Triathlon World: My work, I’m a human rights lawyer.

What inspired you to do triathlons? Hard question. To be better. Everyday.

How did you start doing triathlons? I got bored running marathons, and I was sick of the injuries.

When was your first triathlon? 2015 – NYC Triathlon

What is your strength in a race? I can go forever. I’m the turtle who will win the race eventually.

What is your weakness in a race? Finding the hare, getting comfortable being uncomfortable and pushing myself.

Favorite Race: Oy that’s hard. IM 70.3 Chattanooga was pretty spectacular. So was IM Mont Tremblant. And the NYC Marathon.

Races for 2019:

Busy! Exciting! Up first is the Herbalife24 LA Tri, then IM 70.3 Muskoka, the Seawheeze Half Marathon, IM 70.3 North Carolina and maybe Indian Wells

Ela Matthews - Athlete for Rulon Racing

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