The Ironmums Ambassador program has had an outstanding response in it's first year, with over 25 amazing women all submitting fantastic applications from all over Australia, and the world!
Our gracious leader Nac is a big softie at heart and after a gruelling, tear-jerking weekend, she enlisted the help of the Ironmums Management Committee (IMC) to assist her in the impossible task of selecting the short list from the inspirational women that had taken the time to tell us their story.
3 Ironmums have been chosen and this, illustrious Ironmums, is Belinda Kaiser!
"Settling for something that doesn't scare me isn't living!"
Belinda hails from North Brisbane and she has some obstacles to overcome. Suffering from a hereditary kidney disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease, she has seen the effects on her own mother and is determined to make the most of the time she has to smash her goals and show the people who told her she should "just play darts" what she can do.
Having been active all of her life, Belinda was introduced to triathlon in 1998 and loved it from the very first Tri Enticer. Despite being knocked of her bike by a bus on a training ride, Belinda overcame her fears and went on to place third in a women's only tri just months later.
Kids and hubby inevitably came along and Belinda and her family have moved all over the east coast of Australia. She placed all her energy that she had previously utilised in training into her family and, as we all can relate to, her triathlon dreams got put on hold.
But she's back with a vengence after starting slowly with parkrun and, more importantly, ENJOYING all of the races and events she has since entered.
Inspired by seeing Turia Pitt speak this year, Belinda's determination and passion have been set on fire and this shone through in her submission. Her next big goal is Mooloolaba Triathlon in March 2018 to complete her first Olympic distance tri and then it's onto her BIGGEST DREAM EVER; Sunshine Coast 70.0 in September 2018.