Daniel Halksworth is Jersey?s leading triathlon star. Having turned professional on the first day of 2011, Dan is now a member of the pro triathlon team Team TBB.

 

The Jersey born endurance master is currently preparing for his training camp with his pro team mates in Switzerland. Training up to 35 hours per week in all disciplines, the twenty five year-old is currently competing at the distance of half iron man (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run).Daniel has been producing stunning performances in his recent races including second at the Aquathon World Championships. Although he will be competing against some of the worlds best triathlon stars, and he has pledged to attempt to compete in some of our local Jersey events.

Before starting triathlon Daniel was a respected swimmer, and was a renowned member of Tigers swimming club. At the age of 17 Dan was selected to represent Jersey at the 2004 Youth Commonwealth Games for 400IM, taking the gold. He still looks back at that achievement as one of his finest moments. As his professional career develops Dan is relishing the opportunity to perform at the highest level of triathlon and is enjoying life at the peak of his sport.

Age : 25

Sport : Triathlon

What do you do? Since January I?ve been racing for my new team and moved up to half ironman distance (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run)

School attended: Victoria College

Favourite ice cream flavour: Nutella ice cream from Rome

Favourite Animal: My dog Bailey

Favourite food: Spaghetti Carbonara

What would you wear to a fancy dress party? Probably not much

Favorite song? Warriors Dance Prodigy

Favourite Triathlon expression? ?Go hard or go home?

When did you start doing Triathlons? Around 4 years ago

What is your worst Triathlon accident? I was involved in a crash during a race in Thailand, two guys went down in front of me at about 45kmph and I couldn?t do anything about it. I lost a lot of skin!

Where do you think is the best place to do Triathlons in the world? Mallorca is a beautiful place to train and race.

Where and when was your favourite Triathlon moment? 2nd at Aquathlon (swim/run) World Championships last year.

How can people get into competing in Triathlons in Jersey? We live on an island, with some fantastic bike routes, awesome run trails and plenty of swimming pools. If you want more information, contact me at danhalksworth@hotmail.com.

What competition have you done most recently? Last weekend I raced a half ironman in Mallorca, and placed 8th in a top field so I?m very pleased. It?s improving all the time. I?m off to Switzerland next week to train for the summer with Team TBB.