Born and raised in Australia (Gold Coast), Maighan now “officially” enters the global stage representing PIVX in her roled as a sports ambassador after her proposal was voted on successfully. While she has only been competing and training for triathlons for 3 years, she’s already obtained her professional triathlon license and has climbed the ranks in Australia as a leading female contender in the sport, frequently taking home gold medals in her races. She also recently begun training under Olympic & World Champion Coach Craig Walton, with the goal of taking her career to the next level in hopes of contending at the Olympic Level.
What is a Triathlon?
Today’s triathlon involves swimming, biking, and running in that order, with the total time from start to completion determining the winner of the race. That being said, there are various distances or types of triathlons as well. With that, this competition tests the mental and physical endurance of the racers, much more so than swimming, biking, or running alone.
A sprint-distance triathlon is probably the most common, especially amongst beginners and amateurs. Typical sprint distance event consists of 400 to 500 meters of swimming, 12 to 15 miles of cycling and typically a 3.1-mile run.
This Tri involves a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run (0.9 miles swimming, 24.8 miles of cycling and 6.2 miles of running).
These events are typically 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling and 13.1 miles of running.
This event is 2.4-miles of swimming followed by a 112-mile bike ride and finally topped off with a 26.2-mile run. Only events owned by the World Triathlon Corporation may have “Ironman” in the title as the word “Ironman” is a registered trademark.
Maighan & PIVX
Maighan recently sat down with PIVX’s Global Ambassador Bryan “Snappy” Doreian for a quick chat, and in that they discussed how Maighan got into Triathlons, How she got into PIVX, and how she even ended up putting a proposal in to be a PIVXSports Ambassador and sponsored by PIVX.
Come follow Maighan on Instagram as she embarks on this journey to the Olympics with PIVX!
Go here for more details on the proposal
More to come!