Living down the road from our Tirau factory, Eddie asked if we would consider partnering with him towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Being a local lad who regularly uses our products and had some lofty Olympic goals we were only too happy to have Eddie join our little team of Athlete Ambassadors!
1. When and how did you get into track cycling?
10 years old, my best friend Blair was in my rugby team and when he wasn’t at practice one day I asked him where he had been and he said he was at the velodrome. So the following day I went down there with him and raced, I won $3 and was hooked.
2. What are your current goals?
My current gold is gold in Tokyo at the 2020 summer Olympics in the team sprint.
3. What is your own personal definition of potential?
Somebody that has the determination to keep striving for more and pushing their limits everyday to reach their dreams.
4. How do you go after your fullest potential?
By making sure that everyday you make sure to give everything you have, focusing on the small details and keeping professional in all aspects of your life.
5. What is your favourite inspirational quote or saying?
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” - Mike Tyson. To me it means no matter how much you plan, you have to account for the unexpected.
6. What motivates you to get up and train even on the days where you are exhausted or just don't feel like it?
My teammates are the reason I get to training everyday because they expect that from me as I expect that from them. Together we have an opportunity to do something great but we can only do it together.
7. Who inspires you and why?
I draw inspiration from everyone, from work ethic, how they approach life and dealing with adversity.
8. What are your favourite Nothing Naughty products and what do you use them for?
MCT oil and Collagen Powder. I use them to keep my body in top condition and maintain healthy energy levels around training.
9. If you could invent a new flavour for a Nothing Naughty bar what would it be?
10. Any wise words for those who may be aspiring to similar goals?
When setting goals make them specific and put in smaller goals as stepping stones to your big goal to allow you to measure your progress and make adjustments on how your tracking.