College Sport Media:
Daniel Whitburn loves putting his body through the wringer. The College Sport Auckland Young Sportsman of the Year is an International Triathlon champion and intends taking up Ironman in the near future.
Whitburn recalls the time when the appetite for such punishment was non-existent.
“When I was in year six, I got last in the school cross country. My parents weren’t impressed so they entered me into triathlon. It wasn’t until Year 10, I realised I actually enjoyed it. I discovered the further I go, the better I get.”
In 2015, Whitburn’s rapid improvement took him to the World Championships for the first time. Valuable experience was gained, but Whitburn was hungry for more international success from that point on.