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Champion of TTE: Lois Christina Duke


"I grew up having a lot of self-doubt… not believing I could do many things. Walking into TT was challenging. Here I was this person, clearly not an athlete. I did my first half iron aqua bike - something that was so out of my comfort zone. But deep inside was someone who wanted desperately to do something like this. It just seemed bigger than me, and I thought how amazing it would be if I could. So, when it came to that race, every time that hint of self doubt came in, I thought of Eneas’ coaching and unwavering belief in me. At the end of the race, I emailed him and told him I had finished - I didn't place, I didn't have some amazing time. And within seconds, I got an email back and all it says is, "You're a champion." And for the first time in my life, I agreed. I didn't have self-doubt. I believed it. I never felt that way about myself before."

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