Tim grew up in Albury, Australia, where he played Australian Rules Football (AFL). He stumbled across triathlon during the off-season when he and some of his teammates decided to do triathlon to keep fit. He entered his first triathlon at age 18, and three years later was racing as a professional. The 2015 season was Tim's first as a Giant global athlete. He helped develop the new Trinity Advanced Pro bike and plays a key role in working with Giant to develop triathlon-specific gear and apparel. Giant is also Tim's official helmet sponsor, and he uses the Rivet TT helmet for Ironman races. You can follow him on Instagram or Facebook, or check out his website at www.timberkel.com

HometownAlbury, New South Wales, Australia
ResidesEast Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
BornJune 29, 1984
Top Results2020: 2nd at Ironman Asia Pacific Championships; 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Geelong (Aus)
2019: 2nd at Ironman Asia Pacific Championship; 3rd at Ironman Western Australia; 16th at Ironman World Championships
2018: 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Taiwan; 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Davao (Phillippines); 4th at Ironman North American Championship (Texas)
2017: 3rd at Ironman Western Australia; 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Thailand; 2nd at Ironman 70.e Sunshine Coast (Australia)
2016: Ironman Asia Pacific Champion
2014: 7th, Ironman World Championships
Goals for 2021Win a race
Favorite eventIronman Australia - Port Macquarie
How did you start in triathlon?With my best mate in summertime to keep fit for football
What do you carry on a long ride?iPhone for music, snacks and cash
Indoor cycling or brave winter cold?I'm not a big indoor cycling fan but I'm not a fan of winter cold either
Favorite place to trainBoulder, Colorado
Dream vacation spotThe Maldives
Films or TV you loveCurrently binge-watching Ozark
Favorite bookAnything true crime
Words to live byThe man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

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