Professional Triathlete, Guy Crawford is in Boise, Idaho this week along with girlfriend, Kate Bevilaqua to race Ironman 70.3 Boise. This will be the couple’s second time racing at the same event. The last raced together at the 2010 Ironman Western Australia triathlon. Guy finished 9th overall while Kate won her first ever Ironman crown and finished 11th overall.
The race is this Saturday beginning at noon. You can follow all the action live on Ironman.com. You can also follow Guy throughout the season and catch up on all his race results and photos on his website, www.guycrawford.us.
Wednesday afternoon Guy and Dave Erickson sat down for a game of “10 Lightning Round Questions” for EMT.
"Guy was born in Auckland, New Zealand but soon moved to Rotorua, located in the middle of the North Island. ( A huge tourist town , known for it’s hot mud pools and thermal activity ) Here he started his love for bikes, riding in BMX races and representing Rotorua as a junior. As well as BMX races Guy played in a variety of sports such as Soccer, Rugby and harriers.
Soon after Guy turned 11 they moved back to Auckland ( the big smoke) where he turned in the bike for running shoes and started running for Auckland city.
Here he produced some good results for a number of years as a Junior and started his love for endurance sports. However it wasn’t until late in his High school years when he discovered Triathlon. In 1997 Guy took part in his first triathlon and that was it , he was hooked.
From then on, it has been all about triathlon."