Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD; Versatile Linde Keepsbusy Achieving Goals

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD; Versatile Linde Keepsbusy Achieving Goals

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Byline: DAVID LEMS

JULY SPORTSTAR

Hannah Linde. Age: 26.

Major success: Chosen to represent Australia at the world age triathlon championships in New Zealand (October).

Previous achievements: Second overall (25-29 years) in 2011/12 Queensland Gatorade Series; third in Ipswich Park2Park half marathon (2009); winner of five gold medals at 2006 Australian Surf Life Saving titles; 12th in 18-19 years at world triathlon championships in Hawaii (2005); Top six placings in 2005 Gatorade Series, the 2005 Mooloolaba Triathlon and 2004 Noosa Triathlon; School prefect, cross country and touch football captain at Ipswich Girls' Grammar (2003); Met West representative in touch football, triathlon, cross country, athletics and swimming (1999-2003); won C[pounds sterling]All-round Proficiency in Sport'' award at IGGS (1999-2003).

Why enjoy triathlons: C[pounds sterling]I love having the three disciplines. I get bored doing the same thing, which is in my lifestyle. Training for three disciplines keeps me motivated.''

HIGHLY-motivated triathlete Hannah Linde is one of those talented people who excels at just about everything.

Being selected to represent Australia for her second world triathlon championships is the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

She's competed in Hawaii, been a personal trainer and is studying online in between coaching students and working full-time.

The RPS business support officer has also enjoyed success in half marathon running, touch football, swimming and surf life saving.

But it's in triathlon where the Brassall-based 26-year-old is making her current mark.

Since starting the sport in year 11 at Ipswich Girls' Grammar School, the vivacious Ipswich sportswoman has continued a steady rise.

Standing 156cm and weighing 50kg, she's become a dynamic performer.

Her latest honour is being chosen in the Australian team for the world championships in New Zealand on October 22.

She'll line up in the 25-29 years age group, having competed at the 2005 world titles in Hawaii.

C[pounds sterling]Now being 26, I'm more mentally and physically mature and I think I will do a lot better this time round,'' she said. …

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