“Like for instance in Kona during the marathon, when I got to the Energy Lab which is the most decisive point of the marathon because its around 28 k, I saw a lot of other professionals really struggling, and I was struggling myself. It might sound strange but it gave me a good feeling – that its not only me, its also the others. It helped me quite a lot to see the others have problems as well”
When Julia Gajer ran her first marathon she finished in 2:47, so no wonder she was scouted for the Junior team of Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei.
Hear a long interview where she talks about her childhood and her background as an athlete. About combining studies to get a PhD as a pharmacist and then her way into triathlon.
In 2011 she ended up at second place at Ironman Roth just after legendary Chrissie Wellington, and on her premiere at the Kona Ironman she ended up at sixth place…Julia is up for good things ahead.
This interview was recorded at Playitas Resort in cooperation with Apollo.
Other triathletes in the Husky International series include Chris “Macca” McCormack, Javier Gómez Noya and Anja Beranek.
Original photo © Shane Harrison
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