ABOUT

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Competing at the elite level since the age of 16, Aussie Joe Gambles has an impressive professional resume including 18 victories, a bronze medal at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and a win at his debut Ironman. Gambles handles himself professionally and with integrity on and off the race course. Coupled with a laid back attitude and great sense of humor, he is often seen joking with fellow athletes in transition before a race. The media and fans have dubbed him “Smokin’ Joe” because he packs some major heat, with a killer bike-to-run combination that makes him a threat for the win every time he lines up.

Born:
Burton-on-Trent, England

Hometown:
Launceston, Tasmania

DOB:
January 16

Education:
Bachelor of Business

Currently Living in:
Boulder, Colorado

Your Top/Defining Moment as an Athlete:
Winning my debut Ironman

Favorite Movie:
Good Will Hunting

Favorite Band/Singer:
Cold War Kids (this week!)

Favorite TV Show:
Black Books

Favorite Sports Team:
TREK Factory Racing

Favorite Sports History Moment:
Gebrselassie vs Tergat – 10,000m Sydney 2000 Olympics

Favorite Athlete:
Gebrselassie

Favorite Celebrity:
Hugh Jackman

Favorite Restaurant:
Veggie Bar – Brunswick Street, Melbourne

Best Cup of Coffee:
Latte – St Ali – South Melbourne

Favorite Food:
Vegetarian Chili  – made by Sage

Favorite After Dinner Treat:
Pizza and Beer

Favorite Beer:
Pale Ale

Favorite Wine:
Pinot Noir