Michelle Vesterby

Triathlon

Keep smiling: two simple words that represent Michelle Vesterby's philosophy. Regardless of how tough things get, she believes that if you meet the world with an open and positive mind, you’ll get so much more out of it.

As in all other aspects of life, this 'Ironmom' goes all in on triathlon. Michelle specializes in full-distance Ironman, and since deciding to be a full-time athlete in 2012, the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii has been her main goal of each season.

Michelle finds her motivation, inspiration and keep smiling attitude in her late brother Mark, who spent his life in a wheelchair, not being able to walk or talk. When the hours of hard training start to hurt, she rides for Mark - the happiest person she has ever met, despite the challenges life threw at him.

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