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Triathlete Katie Zaferes had a storming 2019 season, winning five out of eight World Triathlon Series races to take the ITU Triathlon World Champion title by a huge 849 point margin. The 30-year-old American athlete, who is also the Super League Triathlon champion, went into 2020 focussed on Tokyo Olympics success, but then came COVID-19 and with it an unknown race calendar.
In this Q&A, Katie chats about the challenges of training in lockdown, the uncertainty of an unknown race schedule, and her thoughts on the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Plus we dive into the mental aspect of Katie’s elite performance and how the 2016 Rio Olympics led her to focus much more on mental training.