He grew up in Australia as a basketball and rugby player. But Tim Reed eventually realized that his body type and work ethic made endurance sports a much better fit for him. As an age grouper, he made it to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii and completed the 112 mile ride on a borrowed bike. During the early miles of Reed’s marathon, New Zealand legend Cameron Brown flew by Reed on his way to the finish. “I don’t why,” remembers Reed, “but even though he was miles ahead of me and I was walking when he went by, I told myself that one day I would be actually running with Cameron Brown at the front end of a race.” Eight years later, that dream came true and he did race head-to-head with Cameron Brown. After a great year in 2014 that culminated with his third place at Challenge Bahrain -and a check for $25,000- against one of the best fields ever assembled, it is obvious that Tim Reed has become one the very best triathletes in the world.
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