Rebekah Keat has been winning titles for ten years now at the Ironman, Half-Ironman, and Long Course Triathlon Distances. She placed 2nd at the inaugural Ironman New York this year and currently ranks tenth in the world. In 2011, Bek placed first at Challenge Copenhagen and Challenge Cairns. She claimed her first full Ironman title at 2010 Ironman Louisville. When Bek is not racing, she is a personal trainer and holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University. Bek resides on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Q: Five things no one knows about you:
A: 1.) I am a twin and she was way faster than me until she quit! 2.) I moved to Boulder with the love of my life and absolutely love it! 3.) I plan to retire my mum very soon, hopefully by winning some big races not winning lotto! 4.) I was a race walker growing up as a kid, I didn't enjoy it much as I found it hard to not run! :) 5.) In my next life I want to come back as Pink the singer!
Q: Five things that you are thankful for:
A: Most importantly my family-my mum, my sister and my partner!, My health and fitness, Being able to live the lifestyle I have and love my job!, Happiness in my life thanks to the beautiful people that surround me! Being able to travel around the globe, but coming home to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Q: Motivational Words to live by:
A: Never ever give up!
Q: What is your greatest athletic accomplishment?
A: Winning my first ever Ironman on debut and in World Rookie Record time
Q: What is your greatest personal accomplishment?
A: Finally finding an answer after 2 years, thousands of hours of research and support of some amazing people. After fighting so hard for something I believe in!
Q: What is in your most memorable race and why?
A: I would probably say winning my junior world championship. I went in as an underdog, only just qualifying and won the gold medal!
Q: Give 3 words that describe you as a competitor:
A: Strong, Relentless, Laser focused
Q: Give 3 words that describe you as a person
A: Fun, Generous, Passionate about life!