BIRTHPLACE: New Zealand
RESIDENCE: Queensland, Australia
|Champion, 2020 Ironman Asia Pacific Championship|
|5th, 2020 PTO Championships Daytona|
|7th, 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship|
|14x Middle Distance Wins|
|90-kilometer Cycling PB: 2:14:02 (2019 Ironman 70.3 Melbourne)|
Amelia Watkinson is a professional triathlete and the 2020 Ironman Asia Pacific champion. Already a prolific age-group athlete as she completed her studies in Auckland University, she turned pro in late 2014 after becoming the national middle distance champion. The Kiwi already has 14 wins and countless more podiums over the middle distance under her belt, but she still wants more. A 4th place in her debut at the 2019 Ironman Germany and a win at the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship in Cairns the following year show a great appetite for the challenge the full distance poses.
The documentary showcases not only the audacious yet ultimately successful attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under seven hours for men and under eight hours for women, but also the two-year build-up leading into the challenge following all six athletes involved.
Vice world champion Kat Matthews today became the first woman to finish a full distance triathlon in under eight hours
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