Richard Zimunya, Sports Reporter
Triathlete Greer Wynn yesterday revealed that she has coached herself in her 30-year career.
The elite athlete started competing competitively in 1995 as a junior in Troutbeck Triathlon.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday in the capital where she was representing other triathletes on the coming Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup launch, Wynn said she is her own coach.
This year’s edition will be held on September 25 at Troutbeck Resort in Nyanga.
“Triathlon is a solitary sport, so it is up to the individual to do the work, as for me training wise I have been training alone and I find it beneficial than training with a group or coach in my entire career.
“I coach myself for the past 30 years since I was a junior, I think what is key is to have the internal desire to win,” she said.
The 45-year-old triathlete added that passion is the key ingredient for one to make it in the sporting discipline.
“If you want to race for your country or race elite you need to have more of passion, remember it is swim, bike and run so it cannot only be hard for you if you are passionate,” said Wynn.
The Zimbabwean triathlete revealed that her strength in the sport is cycling.
“Cycling is my strength, I was doing semi-professional cycling for 6 years in South Africa so that gives me quite a lot of experience.
“Going into this coming event, I do believe that I do have a lot of experience than other ladies so it will give me an urge I do believe.
“For the past eight weeks I have been practicing but I believe it goes back to the mind, it is key in this sport. You have to build a positive mind of saying I can and I will, so I have been working on that.”