Luke Scott

Luke Scott

Discipline: Triathlete

Training is my number 1 focus day to day, always trying to find ways to improve my training or recovery.  Nutrition is crucial in recovering session to session, especially if you are doing three sessions a day.


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I am a 19-year-old, up and coming triathlete based in Palmerston North.  I finished 5th in the Triathlon New Zealand Elite Series in my first year out of the Junior Division and have inspirations of qualifying for the Olympics.

My biography

I have been doing triathlon for most of my life.  I did my first triathlon when I was 6 years old at a local club event.  I always enjoyed it but never trained too seriously.  When I turned 15 I began to train seriously and from there have never looked back. 

I love being in the ocean, whether that be surfing, body surfing or just swimming.  I spend most of my day thinking about training or training itself which doesn't leave much space for other activities.

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Sporting Achievements

2020/2021 Race Results

  • Tinman Olympic Distance – 7th (Elite Race)
  • Tokyo Super Sprint Simulation – 8th (Elite Race)
  • Manawatu Test Tri Event – 1st  
  • New Zealand Road Relay Team Championships – 2nd – Fastest split for my leg in U19
  • Manawatu U23/Elite Series – 2nd
  • Manawatu Elite Race – 3rd
  • Blue Lake Elite Triathlon – 6th
  • Timaru Elite Triathlon – 3rd
  • Kinloch Elite Triathlon Olympic Distance – 6th
  • Current National Parkrun Record Holder – 14:26

2019/2020 Race Results

  • Future ChampioNZ – 3rd Overall 2nd in Final Triathlon Winner of Most Inspiring Performance
  • Devonport Triathlon – Australian Junior Championship Series Final – 3rd Overall (2nd Kiwi)
  • Surfbreaker Triathlon Elite Race – 6th
  • New South Wales State Championships 5th Overall 1st U19
  • Blue Lake Festival – 3rd Overall in Aquathon 1st U19 – Open Water Swim 2nd U19 – Final Triathlon 3rd U19

2018/2019 Race Results

  • Future ChampioNZ - 8th Overall, 8th in Final Triathlon
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Triathlon National Championships 4th
  • Oceania Triathlon Championships – Devonport, Australia – 23rd U19
  • Marra Sprint Triathlon – 7th

2017/2018 Race Results:

  • New Zealand Duathlon Championships-1st place (under 16)
  • Kinloch Triathlon Festival Sprint Distance- 16th place U19 (Qualified for World Championships)
  • 2018 World Triathlon Grand Final Sprint Distance-8th (under 19)
  • Future ChampioNZ 2017- 16th Overall 16th Final Triathlon
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Triathlon National Championships 16th First year U19. 
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