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Julian Lings

Julian Lings

Discipline: Duathlete, Trail and Road Runner         Category: Senior

Twitter: @JulianLings

Training / Racing Blog:  Accelerate-Buzz

Coached by: Self Coached and advised by Stuart Hale, support from APC

Supported by: Team Accelerate-Scott and Accelerate Performance Centre

 

Biography:

After completing his first Ironman 70.3 in 2008, Julian has gone on to focus his efforts on duathlon, running and time trial cycling. He won his first UK Duathlon Championship in 2011 and has represented Great Britain at two standard distance World and one European Championships.

He also competes widely in road running and trail racing. Notable results include 2nd in the Snowdonia Trail Half Marathon, and county road race championship wins.

As much as he enjoys high level competition he also has a real passion for training in beautiful places. He cut his teeth running and riding in the Peak District. He also has a love of the Alps and tackling the legendary climbs of the Tour de France. His favourite place to train in the world is Mont Semnoz just outside Annecy.

Julian having spent a number of years working in Dublin and London as a Sustainability Manager in a large UK firm, he now lives and trains in the mountains of southern Switzerland.

Goals for 2017 Season

•Podium finish at the ITU Powerman World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.
•Podium finish in the Powerman Champions Series
•Finish the season with a top five world ranking
•Podium finish at the Cortina Skyrace

 

•5th Pos, Elite field in ITU World Powerman Championships 2015
•Gold Medal, Age Group, ITU World Powerman Championships 2014
•Triple UK Duathlon Champion 2011, 2014, 2015
•ITU Age Group Long Distance World Powerman Champion 2014
•Silver – ITU Age Group Standard Distance World Duathlon Championships 2012
•English Duathlon Champion 2012
•Highest world ranking: No 7
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