What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Why? Successfully defending my Australian ITU Junior Elite title by winning back to back years in 2006 & 2007.
What is your favorite Saucony shoe? Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 12 (I have been wearing the Hurricane model of Saucony for over 4 years now).
What are your current goals? - WIN the ITU Under 23 World Championships , Beijing China - Become the top ranked ITU Under 23 athlete in the world for 2011 - Olympic Games Gold
What is your favorite pump up song? Hilltop Hoods - Chase that feeling.
What is your favorite downtime activity? Spending time with my family.
Who do you look up to? Why? My parents, for all their support and the morals, values and advice they have given me over the years.
Where is your favorite race location? Wellington in New Zealand because of how tough the race is.
What keeps you going when you are about to give up? Knowing that pain is temporary, glory lasts for ever.
What is your worst injury you have had? Broken collar bone while racing in Japan in 2009.
If you could no longer perform as an athlete, what would be your choice of career? I am about to complete my Business Degree (Major in Sports Management & Marketing Minor) so something around athlete management and sponsorship.
Cats or Dogs? Dogs, I have always wanted a husky.
Complete the Saucony line: We know (Pain is just weakness leaving the body) because we run.
Name: Sam Betten Age: 22 Hometown: Clear Mountain, Queensland, Australia Residence: Clear Mountain, Queensland, Australia Twitter: sambetten
ITU 2010 World Points Ranking 56thElite Male ITU 2010 Oceania Ranking 2ndElite Male ITU Under 23 World Ranking 2010 Results 4th2010 Noosa Triathlon 1st2010 ITU Asian Cup I-Lan, Taiwan 5th2010 ITU Premium Asian Cup Beijing, China 2nd2010 ITU Under 23 Oceania Championships, New Zealand *3rdElite and 1st Australian at the 2010 Oceania Championships 2009 Results 2nd2009 ITU Under 23 Oceania Championships Gold Coast, Australia 2008 Results 1st2008 ITU Asian Cup Yicheng, China 2007 Results 2007 ITU Oceania Junior Elite Champion 2007 ITU Australian Junior Elite Champion 2006 Results 2006 ITU Australian Junior Elite Champion