Ever since cleansing himself of the desire to race full-distance endurance ironman events post his successful Melbourne Ironman debut earlier this year, Courtney Atkinson’s return to the short-form category has been nothing short of spectacular.
A racer and a sprinter through and through, a year spent preparing for and then racing the longest form of ironman re-invigorated Courtney’s love for the short form races he once said were behind him and he’s gone about conquering Australia and the globe ever since.
He’s won events in Cairns, the Gold Coast, Noosa and Singapore, and just this past weekend claimed the Ironman 70.3 in South Korea.
And he’s showing no signs of slowing down, crossing the line first in just 3hours 47minutes to add to his tally and near ever closer to making a decision about his Olympic future.
And with a handful of events for him to contest before year’s end, the proof will be in the results and his overall enjoyment – of which he says is at an all-time high.