Julie Dibens: My Favorite Things

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  • Published Jun 29, 2011
  • Updated Jun 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM UTC

Julie Dibens and her quick wit are always good for a laugh. As she prepares for her upcoming season, the 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene champion, 2009 70.3 world champion, three-time Xterra world champion and third-place finisher at Kona in 2010—her first go at the iron distance— shares some of her favorite things with Triathlete Europe

Favourite spot to train?
Boulder, Colorado.

Favourite place to swim in open water?
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Favourite pre-race meal?
Bagel with half-and-half (half peanut butter, half cream cheese)

Favourite workout?
Long ride with plenty of climbing and good company

Hilly course or flat course?
Whatever I am given

Race where heat is a big factor, or more temperate races?
Temperate—I’m from England after all.

Drafting or non-drafting?

Favourite piece of gear?
Trek Speed Concept. I have loved that bike since the first time I rode it.

Olympic gold or Kona World Championship?
Kona World Champs

Proudest moment in triathlon?
Winning the 70.3 and Xterra world champs in 2009

Favourite post-workout recovery fuel?
A Carol’s Cookie—or two if it’s a big-un (as in the workout)

Favourite fuel during a race?
PowerBar Perform

Favourite workout fuel?
PowerBar Triple Threat Energy Bar

Favourite coffee?
None, but I love the smell.

Favourite junk food?
I don’t eat junk food—it’s bad for you. All of it.

Favourite cocktail?
A filthy dirty mojito

Favourite race city?
Lausanne, Switzerland

Favourite way to avoid bike fees?
Leave it at home

Favourite way to pass the time in a plane?
Sleep—you can never have too much of it.

Favourite book?
Dummies’ Guide to Beating Mirinda Carfrae

Do you have any pets?
An English Cocker Spaniel called Lucky

Favourite charity?
Jenny’s Light

Favourite movie?
“Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”

Favourite type of music?
Anything but country

Who inspires you?
Anyone who is dedicated and disciplined to be great at whatever they do

If you weren’t a professional triathlete, you’d be?
A cookie monster


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