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KitBrix Brand Ambassador Camille King, riding her Time Trial Bike during an event
KitBrix Brand Ambassador Camille King, riding her Time Trial Bike during an event

I found my passion for sport at a very young age. I was always so excited by any sport. I grew up in a climbing family in the bouldering mecca of Fontainebleau in France. The foundation of love for physical activity, adventure and the outdoors were laid.

My passion for sport has evolved of course over the years, with phases in my younger years when I focused on gymnastics and dance, in addition to rock climbing. It’s only in my late 20s that I found passion for running, which later expanded to triathlon. Why focus on one sport when you can train for three at once?

I always knew deep down I wanted to compete in triathlon. But I just didn’t want to compete in any triathlon, I wanted to race Ironman (long distance triathlon) … I didn’t even own a bike! But I was set on that idea in my mind. I just wasn’t too sure how to approach it.  It’s the encouragements and support from friends which got me started.

And not only did I dream of finishing an Ironman … I had been inspired by reading about and watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. That was my real BIG DREAM. To not just spectate the Ironman World Champs on the TV, but to take part as an athlete.

So, I bought a bike and three weeks later, I took part in my first triathlon, a local sprint distance race. With a plan in mind to gain experience to make it to the World Champs!

I barely knew how to swim in the sea (my very limited swimming experience had been in swimming pools) nor even just clip my cleats on my bike pedals… I didn’t let these small details phase me… I somehow made it around the course in one piece. I must admit that as I crossed the finish line of my first triathlon (sprint: swim 750m, bike 20km and run 5km), I did wonder how on Earth do people complete a full Ironman (Ironman swim 3.8km, bike 180km and then run a whole marathon (42km))! But the desire was burning strong inside…

Since, I have taken part in 6 World Championships, 4 x World Triathlon (with 4 podiums!) and 2 x Ironman World Champs in Kona Hawaii!

I have been lucky to have been supported by KitBrix since 2019!  They have been helping me organise all my kit throughout my journey.  


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