FOHER has been following Leela for some time now and loved watching her progress from an Age Group triathlete racing on and off-road triathlon and now as a professional off-road triathlete.
We are incredibly proud to have Leela flying the FOHER Flag as she takes on her most grueling year of competition to date.
We caught up with Leela and spent some time watching her ripping up the hills of Cootha. There is something quite magical about mountain biking. We enjoyed the fresh air and nothing but trees and tracks surrounding us.
We wish Leela the absolute best in her first official year as a professional athlete. So without further delay...
My name is Leela Hancox and I live and train as a Professional Cross-triathlete in Brisbane, Queensland.
I have been racing cross-triathlon since 2014, and as a professional since December 2016, after having been awarded my professional licence. My sporting background is on-road triathlons and ultra trail running and outrigging. Over the past 12 months I have achieved a world ranking of 14th at the ITU Word Cross Triathlon Championships, 7th XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour and am ranked 2nd Nationally.
Cross Triathlon combines all three disciplines that I love; swimming, mountain biking and trail running. I made the switch from on-road to off-road as a result of a stress fracture in my foot, that just wouldn't heal. From that point on, I was addicted and haven't looked back since. For the record; I wasn't always a mountain biker and it's taken some serious time on the bike to up-skill my abilities. Literately blood, sweat and tears!
2018 will see me racing the Xterra Asia-Pacific Tour, commencing on the 4th March,XTERRA Albay, Legaspi, Philippines and concluding in May with XTERRA Tahiti. All going to plan this should see my achieve a place at the XTERRA World Championship in October.
A little about me: I'm very goal/results driven and disciplined, however ultimately I am in love with the process of seeing how far, my mind and body will take me. I see that I have been gifted with this opportunity to race as a professional, and in doing so, I wish to share my adventures with, inspire and help motivate others, for I believe that result of a race does not define who I am, it's how I carry myself through a race, that provides the greatest rewards.
If you'd like to follow my 2018 adventures, please check out my personal blog, for race reports, notes, photos and updates on my race schedule.
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Grab your tape measure, make sure it is held flat, not twisted and always make sure that it is held firmly, not cutting in or squashing the area you are measuring. Please take the measurements below and compare them to the size chart to find the size that is right for you.
Taking your measurements whilst naked will give you your exact measurements, but if you intend wearing a garment (like a sports bra under your trikit), then take your measurements with those garments on.
CHEST/BUST – Place tape measure around the fullest and widest part of your bust (usually the part with the nipples!) Be careful not to let the tape measure slip down at the back, or squash you.
WAIST – Place tape measure between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hip bones (the easiest way to find your waist is to stand in front of front of a mirror and suck your tummy in hard - you should see it!). It's also usually the narrowest part of your natural waistline.
HIP – Place the measuring tape around the fullest, widest part, usually over your bottom or at the top of your thighs between your hips and thighs.
HEIGHT – In bare feet, stand against a wall and mark the point perpendicular to the top of your head. Measure up to this point from the floor.
These measurements do not include ease, which is the amount of extra space allowed in a garment for comfort and movement. The amount of ease added can greatly differ depending on the fit of the garment.
Still not sure about what size you could be? Our two product models are good examples.
Amanda is wearing the 2P trisuits and is a Small. Amanda is 177cm tall, Bust 85cm, Waist 70cm, Hips 89cm
Katie is wearing all of our other products in an XS. Katie is 156cm tall, Bust 80cm, Waist 68cm, Hips 91cm.