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Chantal Cummings no limits #LITTLEWARRIOR

Ironman World Championship Qualified for 2022

Champion of Spirit Triathlon Series 2019

Racing into 2022: build for the future with me

I always planned for 2021 to be a big year for me and I worked incredibly hard during 2020 to ensure the groundwork was done to achieve that. After having my best year to date of racing in 2021, I am hugely excited by what next year has in store. My aim is to compete and a achieve top 10 performance in the Ironman World Championships and have podium results at all of my other races throughout the year. My sport has moved on a lot over the last couple of years with the creation of the Professional Triathlon Organisation which is looking to elevate the visibility of long distance triathlon and its' athletes. I believe this opens up great opportunities for the brands who I am partnered with, in having visibility and access to the community of athletes in triathlon. I am always looking for fresh ideas with people I work with and have a couple of personal goals in wanting to play my part with the 'Race to Zero' campaign and moving to a more carbon efficient way of living and I would love to get as many of my partners (current and new) involved as I can.

We never truly know what we are capable of unless we test ourselves and believe that we can achieve more than most people think possible

Join me

2019 was a huge development year for me as an athlete. Winning a series in my first full year as a Pro was not something which came easily and in fact left me twice in the medical tent at the finish line because I pushed myself to the absolute limit! From there I continued to build consistently throughout 2020 putting in more training hours and mileage then ever before due to the lack of racing which set me to be the strongest I have been. At the end of 2020 we set out the goal of achieving an Ironman World Championships qualification 2021 and I am very proud to have achieved that goal this year, particularly when it was at my debut race at the Ironman distance. Alongside this, I had one of my best seasons to date, despite needing to overcome the obstacles which Covid brought at the beginning of the year which disrupted both training and racing. My top results included a win at my first event this year, a 2nd at 70.3 Warsaw and a 3rd at Ironman UK (only the second Ironman race of my career). My goal posts are set well and truly high for the next few years and although I can't promise the road is always smooth it will undoubtedly be exciting and interesting.

I am looking to build lasting relationships with those who want to take up the mantle and join the journey

I have never been one to look for the easy road. I have been a grafter and built success off my own bat. I thrive working with people who share those same values. So to be able to give myself the best shot at achieving my goals in triathlon, I am looking to build great partnerships with those who support me by giving back my time, spreading the news about you, sharing my story and creating new opportunities together with you.

Driven by the desire to be the best

Sport has always been a passion and played a central role in my life. When I was a teenager I quickly progressed up the ranks at Henley Rowing Club and at the age of just 15 placed 2nd fastest female in GB Under 18 Trials resulting in selection to race in GB boats. My motivation was to become one of the top athletes in rowing but unfortunately a rowing related back injury cut that dream short. After my recovery it wasn’t long before I was throwing myself into different sports to try and find one I could compete in at a high level and most importantly of all - enjoy! So along came triathlon and since I competed in my first race I have not looked back. After Age Group success and ever getting closer to my aim to compete to be one of the best, in 2018 I had my first season as a Pro which I carefully balanced alongside a full time job at a fintech startup. At the close of my season in 2018 I came to the realisation that to give myself the best shot at achieving my dream in the sport I needed to make a career decision.

Aspiring to achieve both success in my career and as an athlete was no longer attainable

So in 2019 I took the leap to full time pro to throw all of my energy into getting the best out of myself as an athlete on the 70.3/Ironman circuit. It hasn't been without it's challenges and it has certainly taught me a huge amount about myself but it was one of the most rewarding years of my triathlon career and I only plan to build on that into the future. As with all athletes in the world, 2020 was undoubtedly been one of the hardest years to tackle with all of the uncertainty and disruption to training and racing. That said I worked incredibly hard with my coach to ensure we made the most out of the situation and I believe my results in 2021 have shown that I am stronger than ever and I truly believe I am close to delivering my best all round performance ever which will see me on the top step.

A speedy tour through my journey so far...

2006 Gold for GB Rowing at the age of 15
2007 Winner of the prestigious Henley Women's Regatta with Henley Rowing Club
2010 Co-founded University of Exeter Triathlon Club, a club that has grown to be University Union funded due to its' success
2012 Jumped straight into entrepreneurial life out of University, running a triathlon holiday and coaching business
Competed in my first Age Group World Championship Standard Distance event in Auckland
2013 Qualified for Age Group World Championships in London Hyde Park
Top 10 finish at World Championships London
Challenged myself by stepping up to Ironman 70.3 distance and won my first ever event with one of the fastest times overall across all age groups
2015 Decided it was time to move to the next challenge in my career and moved to help build a boutique consultancy startup working with multinational brands and clients in the UK, France and the USA
2016 Represented GB in the European Middle Distance Championships
Embarked on an Operational role in a new startup that was out to revolutionise the failing charitable giving market due to the ever growing cashless society. Most challenging but also most rewarding years of my business career to date and was the last full time role I had before taking the leap to become a full time athlete
2017 Competed at World Championships Ironman 70.3, Chattanooga
2018 took my Professional triathlon licence and balanced training as a professional with my full time job in Operations with the startup company
2019 Champion of the Spirit Triathlon Series 2019 in my first full year as a Professional athlete
3rd at Ironman UK 2021 and qualification for Ironman World Championships 2022 (usually in Kona, Hawaii but for May 2022 changed to St George, Utah due to Covid)
Giving back and inspiring new generations
Inspiring people to get out doors and look after themselves is key to commercial and personal success. Being a Professional Ironman Triathlete requires me to be organised, focussed and above all resilient. With brands I am currently partnered with I deliver training in areas such as resilience and presentation based on my own story and experiences and inspiring delegates with my continued endeavours on the Elite triathlon circuit.
Always prepared and committed to giving my absolute best, pushing the limits is where breakthroughs are made and new bars are set

Results 2021

- 1st Infinitri Half Triathlon

- 4th TradeInn Long Distance Triathlon

- 3rd IRONMAN UK

- 2nd 70.3 IRONMAN Warsaw

- 5th IRONMAN Austria

Results 2019

Champion of Spirit Triathlon Series. This is a European Long Distance racing series which is billed as the ‘World’s Toughest Long Distance Tri Series’. The series attracted very strong Professional fields where you can race against some of the highest calibre athletes in the World.

  • 4th Ironman 70.3 Zell am See
  • 4th Transvoralberg Triathlon
  • 8th Alpe d’Huez Long Course
  • 3rd Chiemsee Middle Distance
  • 9th Ironman 70.3 European Championships Denmark
  • 4th Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau
  • 3rd Portocolom Triathlon
  • 1st Nireas Ayia Napa Middle Distance
Partner with me and let's build a great story together for the future #littlewarrior

chantalcummings0@gmail.com

Photo credits: Fountain Fotos, Huw Fairclough, Paul Higgins

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