MIKE PHILLIPS 
 03 . 01 . 1991   |  Christchurch NZ
Mike is a professional triathlete based in Christchurch, New Zealand, coached by the highly regarded John Hellemans. Coming from a background in short course ITU racing Mike transitioned to long distance triathlon in 2015, he has competed in 18 international Ironman/Challenge 70.3 & full events, finishing on the podium in 15 of them. 
 Most recently, Mike competed at IRONMAN Barcelona, 30th September 2017 - where he came a close 2nd with the worlds quickest IRONMAN debut time of 7:52:50. This is the second fastest Kiwi Ironman time ever recorded & this result in Barcelona also gains him valuable points to qualify for Hawaii Ironman World Championships 2018. 
 Mike spends his summers in Christchurch NZ, training and racing locally. In between training he also works part time as Structural Engineer at BAT Structures working on the Canterbury Re-build. During New Zealand winters Mike heads overseas to Europe for 3 months of intensive training & racing.
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