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HANNAH WELLS


Nutri-Grain Triathlon Ironman


HOMETOWN: Tauranga

ACHIEVEMENTS:


2021 Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand Champion

2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong Champion

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, Sunshine Coast & Western Sydney Champion


Triathlon queen Hannah Wells is engineering an epic career


High-achiever Hannah Wells has never been satisfied conquering just one goal at a time.


From a promising sporting career in netball and volleyball, Wells switched to multi-sports in her early 20s, initially in cross country triathlon, all while studying for a PhD in biotech engineering.


After finishing third in the gruelling Coast to Coast – a one-day event across the South Island consisting of swim, mountain bike and trail running – Wells turned her sights to IRONMAN triathlon.


She took up the sport professionally while placing her post-doctoral research fellowship on hold and her sacrifices, commitment and determination were rewarded.


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In just two years she became the undisputed queen of the sport, winning an astonishing eight Half Ironman crowns across Australia and New Zealand between 2019 and 2021.


Looking for a new challenge, Wells took the next step in her stellar career in 2021, contesting the New Zealand Nutri-Grain IRONMAN, comprising over 225km of swimming, cycling and running.


Despite it being her first attempt at one of the most demanding contests on the planet, Wells beat a hot field to take out first place in the full course Nutri-Grain IRONMAN.


Not one to rest on her laurels, the high achiever from the Bay of Plenty is unstoppable in her pursuit of a new personal best. What will she take on next?


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