Katerina made a bright start to her triathlon career, finishing strongly at the Greek National Championships in her first ever event at the age of 26, but shortly thereafter put triathlon on hold to pursue a Master’s degree, a banking career, marriage and children. Katerina only rediscovered triathlon ten years later, when she watched her brother, Alex, cross the finish line at Challenge Roth. Since then, she has gradually returned to training and ultimately competing in events again in 2013, culminating with representing Greece at the ITU World Triathlon Championships.
Since then she has been focusing on racing middle distance triathlon and has discovered a passion for ultra running. But her greatest challenge (and success) has been to balance the intense demands of training with the needs of her family and the hard work of launching racecheck with her brother.
In February 2017, Katerina is racing Pilgrims Challenge Ultra 53km and then the Highland Fling Ultra in Scotland 83km in April 2017. In June she will be racing for Greece in the ETU AG Middle Distance Championships in Denmark and hopes to race Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote in September. Her season will probably end with the Beacons Ultra 73km in November 2017.
Occupation: Co-founder of Racecheck.com
Sport: Triathlon & Ultra Running
Pre-race Ritual: Lay out all my kit in the order that it will be used and go through the motions to make sure nothing is missing. Visualise the whole race, especially all the transition zones, and imagine it all going to plan! Positive thinking.
Favourite Cheat Food: big ice-cream after a race.
Favourite Form of Cross Training: Pilates