2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Pedaling for Progress and Hope
We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to Team World Bicycle Relief - 2010 Ironman World Champion, Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae! She is a welcome addition to the already-powerful group of World Bicycle Relief ambassadors. Carfrae joins fellow professional triathletes, Jordan Rapp and Michellie Jones, as well as professional cyclists, Chris Horner and Ben King.
A lifelong athlete, Mirinda participated in numerous school sports, most notably basketball, in her hometown of Logan City, Queensland. With no background in swimming, cycling, or running, she nonetheless participated in her first triathlon at the age of 19. Her promise as a world-class athlete was immediately apparent as she earned a spot on the Australian Junior Elite Team in 2001. Over the past decade, the medal record and list of top results appears to be never-ending. Notable awards include: the 2010 Ironman World Champion, the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, and an astounding 15 Ironman 70.3 wins to date. Mirinda’s dominance in the sport has cemented her name amongst the greats in Ironman Racing history.
Mirinda spoke to the latest chapter in her tremendous career - “I spend a lot of time focusing on my power on the bike, but I am also focused on the power of bicycles. In joining Team World Bicycle Relief, I am taking action to turn my passion for pedaling into progress and hope”.
F.K. Day, President of World Bicycle Relief, shares Mirinda’s enthusiasm for the new partnership - “it is a real honor to have someone who has been a champion in Kona rallying for our students in rural Africa. We are so proud to have Mirinda on board with us.”
Carfrae will serve on the celebrity panel at Bash for Bikes II, her first official event as a Team World Bicycle Relief member, on August 3rd, in Boulder, CO. Media representatives are welcome to register and attend the event.