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Vicky Holland: “one more shot” at Olympic Gold

The 2018 ITU Triathlon World Champion, Vicky Holland has one major goal left in her career - Olympic Gold - and says Tokyo will likely be the "one last shot" to achieve it

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“I would love that Olympic title… it’s something that I’ve always dreamed of”

On Wednesday I spent some time with Great Britain’s reigning ITU World Champion, Vicky Holland.

Vicky was in London along with European 5000m Silver medallist, Eilish McColgan, at a ‘Polar Powers Your PB‘ training session. In conjunction with one of her sponsors, Polar (www.polar.com), that featured a Q&A session with coach Nick Anderson and also insight into how she uses the new Vantage V and Vantage M products multisport watches within her own training. It was then onto the track… for me, not her!

Coming just days after the opening round of the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi, it was a perfect time to see how her off-season had gone since we last spoke at Super League Jersey. We covered her performance in Abu Dhabi, how life is different as a World Champion, the excitement of racing in front of packed crowds in Leeds… and how striving for Gold at Tokyo 2020 is what keeps her motivated.

Check out the full interview below:

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 ITU World Champion
  • 2016 Olympic Games Bronze
  • 4 ITU World Triathlon Series victories
  • 2 ITU World Cup Series victories
  • Commonwealth Gold (Relay 2014), Silver (Relay 2018) and Bronze (Individual 2014) medals
  • Mixed Relay World Championship Gold 2012 and 2014
  • 2013 European Championship Silver

Vicky Holland - Polar Powers Your PB

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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