TOKEN TALKS : Cameron Brown

.

“I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and tried every sport growing up, I never really liked team sports too much and finally started competing in Triathlons when I was 14 and fell in love with this new sport.

.
Cameron Brown
.

We are doing a series of interviews called ‘TOKEN Talks’ with people in the Token family. Today we are talking to Cameron Brown of Auckland, New Zealand. Cameron says of himself that he is a quiet, shy, but very determined guy. That quiet determination is fueled by inspiration from one of his heroes, Rick Wells (also from Auckland), his mum’s home cooked food and a loving supportive family.  Keep your eyes on Cameron in 2013.  He has been working hard and accomplished some great results in 2012.  2013 looks set to be an amazing year for Cameron and at Token we are very pleased to be behind him on his road to success!

Cameron also has his own website @ http://www.cameronbrown.co.nz

.

The Basics

AustraliaName : Cameron Brown

D.O.B. : 20.06.1972

Nationality : New Zealand

Height & Weight : 175cm / 70kg

Team : No team at the moment.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Quiet, shy, determined.”

Which Token products are you currently using?

“T90 & T55 Carbon Tubular wheels.”

“C22A Superlite Alloy clincher wheels.”

“DT58 disc wheel.” 

What are your race results for the past year?

  • 2nd Asia Pacific Ironman Championships
  • 1st New Zealand Half Ironman Championships
  • 3rd New Zealand 70.3
  • 2nd Philippines 70.3
.

Family Life

Auckland city, Westhaven Marina and harbour view, Auckland, New Zealand

Tell us a little about your family life.  What things do you enjoy doing with your family when you are not racing or training?

“I’m married to Jenny Brown and have two young boys aged 9 and 11. After training is finished every day it’s either off to Rugby or soccer practice in winter or BMX, swimming, cycling or running in summer, so it’s go go go!”

Tell us about your childhood and where you grew up.

“I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and tried every sport growing up, I never really liked team sports too much and finally started competing in Triathlons when I was 14 and fell in love with this new sport.”

What are your hobbies and interests outside of cycling?

“Watching my two boys compete in their sports!”

.

Inspiration

Darryl Carey Photography - Port of Tauranga Half -  2

To give any less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine

.

What or who inspires you?

“I get inspired by winning races and pushing my body to new levels every year.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“To give any less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

Who is your hero? Why?

“Rick wells, He was a super star in Triathlon in the late 80s and early 90s and was the first world short course champion in 1987 and he lived in Auckland, New Zealand. I remember him coming to my school just after he won his world tittle.”

What is your dream?

“To Win the Hawaii Ironman World Championships”

.

Training & Nutrition

Smoked Salmon Penne with cappers, tarragon and cheese

“Before a big race I usually eat my mum’s salmon pasta.”

.

What does your training schedule look like?  Tell us how often you train, how you train and where you train.

“I train 7 days a week, up to 40 hrs per week. I train in Auckland New Zealand”

What’s your favourite food?

“Roast chicken and chocolate.”

What’s your least favourite food?

“Brussel sprouts.”

What’s your favourite drink?

“Coke.”

What do you eat before a big race?

“My mum’s salmon pasta.”

What do you eat after a race?

“Donuts & McDonalds!”

Have you ever made any mistakes with your nutrition?  If yes, what was it and what did you learn from it?

“Yes especially when I was first starting in Ironman. Not eating enough and not drinking enough, it ended up being a very long hard day!

What do you eat/drink while riding?

“Balance nutrition (gels, bars and drinks) bananas are always in the back of my cycling jersey as well.”

Do you have any tips on nutrition or training that you would like to share?

“Always try your race nutrition in training so you know your stomach can handle it!”

.

Something Different

Bicycle Fall Watching Girls

“Girl watching on your bike is not good especially when you
look for too long and end up falling off your bike in front of her!”

.

What’s your favourite colour?

“Blue.”

What’s your favourite movie?

“Star Wars.”

If you won US$20,000,000 what would you do with it?

“New car, house, giant pool, boat……………the list goes on.”

What makes you angry?

“Being tired and hungry.”

If you could be any super hero, who would you be? Why?

“Superman, he can pretty much do everything.”

LionIf you could be an animal which animal would you be? Why?

“A lion, because you’re king of the world.”

Tell us a joke.

“Can’t remember anything good!”

Tell us something embarrassing that happened to you.

“Girl watching on your bike is not good especially when you look for too long and end up falling off your bike in front of her!”

Tell us about a really happy moment in your life.

“Getting married and having two wonderful kids.”

Have you ever done anything crazy in your life?  Tell us about it.

“Yeah doing Ironmans! I hope my body is OK in another 20 years time!”

What kind of cell phone do you have?

“iPhone 4.”

.

Thanks again to Cameron for taking time out his go go go schedule to answer our questions.  If you are in New Zealand and want to find out more about Token products in your area please contact our distributor, Bike International,who will be happy to assist you.

AustraliaBike International Limited

-Physical and Courier Address-
44E Dalgety Drive
Manukau City
Auckland
New Zealand

-Postal Address-
P.O Box 76091, Manukau 2241,
Auckland

Tel: +64 9 2671245
Fax: +64 9 2673032
web: www.bikesinternational.co.nz

.

Tags:

4 Comments on “TOKEN TALKS : Cameron Brown”

  1. Imitation Gucci 04/30/2013 at 00:49 #

    Hello, your articles here TOKEN TALKS : Cameron Brown | Token Products to write well, thanks for sharing!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Cameron Ready For New Zealand Ironman | Token Products - 02/19/2013

    […] http://tokenbikeproducts.com/2013/02/04/token-talks-cameron-brown […]

  2. Cameron Brown Looking For 11th Victory at NZ Ironman | Token Products - 03/01/2013

    […] http://tokenbikeproducts.com/2013/02/04/token-talks-cameron-brown […]

  3. Latest from Cameron : R&R prior to Cairns Ironman | Token Products - 04/19/2013

    […] http://tokenbikeproducts.com/2013/02/04/token-talks-cameron-brown […]

Share Your Thoughts With Us

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: