This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on twenty-year-old triathlete, Michelle Warburton. Check out Michelle’s interview below where she dishes about teammates, shares how she gets the results she wants, and much, much more.
Sport(s): Triathlon, Surfing, Cross Country Running
Hometown: Wantagh, New York
High School/Middle School/College: San Diego State University
What’s your fave sport? Currently triathlon and surfing
How many years have you been playing your fave sport?
About three, but I’ve been running and doing endurance sports for about six years.
What was your fave sporty moment or memory?
Finishing rookie training for ocean life guarding on Long Island.
What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?
Patience and determination always pays off.
What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?
A lot! With endurance sports, the correlation between the work you put in and the results you get out is very strong! So, in a nutshell, work hard, play hard!
What have you learned about teamwork?
Your teammates become your best friends and support system. They become a family and when you’re away from home, this is crucial to doing well in a sport and living a happy, balanced life.
How do you balance school and sports?
It’s tough, but I plan ahead and schedule my time. I’m also not as hard on myself as I was in high school, One bad grade isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things!
List some awards or accolades you’ve received.
MVP high school cross country, Gatorade Will to Win Award, LA Triathlon first age group, 5th place WSA Women’s Long Board Division.
Who’s your fave athlete?
Right now Hannah Cornett. She’s a pro surfer, triathlete and does a lot of volunteer work. I’d definitely like to follow in her footsteps.
What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question)
Hmmm this is a pretty tough one. I’d say paint my nails and use body lotion? I have to find some more fun girly habits!
Thanks, Michelle! Loved your answers, especially the last one. :) Best of luck with your amazing career.
Do you or someone you know want to be spotlighted? Send an email to Keri Mikulski at kerimikulski(at)gmail(dot)com.