Hi I’m Jack Moody, an Auckland based professional triathlete trying to make it big on the world stage at the pointy end of the Ironman Circuit.
I started my high school career as a very run of the mill athlete but through sheer hard work i managed to cap off my final year of high school with an array of medals across running and cycling including a national titles in the 2000m and 3000m steeple chase.
After high school I attended the University of Canterbury and studied mechanical engineering running part time with continued success. Highlights include a 2:42 marathon in the 2015 Christchurch marathon at the age of 21, South Island cross country champion 2012 and 2nd in the Aussie junior championships for the 3000m.
Although I dabbled in triathlon throughout high school it wasn’t until 2016 when a bunch of mates and myself set ourselves the challenge of completing the Rotorua half Ironman. Rotorua was my first ever half Ironman and I ended up coming 5th behind the legendary Javier Gomez. It is fair to say that from there I was hooked. As 2017 rolled around I continued to work full time as a process development engineer whilst pursuing triathlon. I had a hugely successful 2017 and ended up getting 2nd in the world at the 2017 world xterra champs 20-24 age.
For the 1st half of 2018 I have so far managed to keep the results rolling in ,qualifying for Xterra world champs and Kona Ironman . I have also managed to break a nz half marathon course record and podium in my first international professional debut at the ASTC Asian long distance champs in South Korea.
As of July 2018, I have opted to take some time off from work and give triathlon a good crack as it has become too difficult to juggle 40 plus hours of work with training. I am super excited to take my training and everything that comes with it to the next level and cannot wait to start going toe to toe with some of the best professional endurance athletes in the world.