Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Valuable Help Boosts Harvey's Hopes

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Valuable Help Boosts Harvey's Hopes

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JARROD Harvey concedes financing a trip to Hawaii has been the first challenge.

"It's 1300 bucks to take your own slot,'' he said. "It's something that you always want to do but it also costs a lot of money.''

Having support from his partner Bree, receiving valuable physio assistance and gaining a new bike have eased the financial pressure.

Bree is a qualified dietician, helping Harvey prepare for such a gruelling competition at the world ironman championships.

"My training has been really good,'' the triathlete said.

"I've been swimming really well (at Goodna and Bundamba's heated pool).

"I've been biking well and my running, I've actually worked really hard on getting my weight down.

"I was never big but for a triathlete especially in those conditions (Kona), the less weight you can carry the better.''

Harvey is currently 72.5-73kg.

"When I did Busselton (ironman event last December), I was about 78, 77 (kg),'' he said. …

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