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Athlete Profile: Michael Hepburn

Athlete Profile: Michael Hepburn

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Michael Hepburn Height: 186cm

Weight (kg): 76

DOB: 17 August 1991

Home town: Brisbane

Greatest sporting accomplishment: Breaking my own World Record and catching my Russian opponent in the 3000m Individual Pursuit Final to pull on the Rainbow Jersey as World Champion at the UCI Junior World Track Championships, Moscow 2009.

How would you describe yourself in one or two words?: Tenacious & Meticulous

Nickname: Heppy

Occupation: Cyclist/University Student

How you became involved in the sport: Through triathlon my love & enthusiasm for the bike grew and I began competing in bike races.

Personal Information

Greatest Sporting Influence: Nick Formosa & Lance Armstrong

Short Term Goals: Ride the Teams Pursuit for Australia at the UCI Track World Cup, Melbourne 2009. Podium in the Individual Pursuit at the National Track Championships, Adelaide 2010. Represent Australia at the 2010 UCI World Track Championships and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Long Term Goals: Obtain a contract with a Pro Tour team by 2012. Represent Australia at the 2012 London Olympics. Win a road world championship and wear the rainbow jersey for a year. < Boardman 4km 4.11,114.

Advice for Young Athletes: Make the most of your opportunities and enjoy yourself in doing so! Here is a quote by Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold Medalist: “In the end, its extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?”

Hobbies and Interests: Catching up with friends, spending time on the beach, travelling, having afternoon naps and eating. I guess I don’t mind riding my bike either!

Favorite Food: Italian Pizza

Favorite Drink: Coffee

Favorite Movie: Anything with Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell.

Favorite Song: Changes too often to list. At the moment, Sexy Chick by David Guetta feat. Akon.

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