When he’s not swimming, running or cycling, Tom Lowe likes to immerse himself in a good book and "talk about taking up golf one day." Nicknamed "Lung," Lowe is a British triathlete who also likes to continually thank whoever invented the salty spread Marmite (Lowe says you either love it or hate it, "and I'm definitely a lover!")
Lowe, 33, says he likes nothing more than "to clip my helmet up, load my bike jersey pockets with emergency anti-bonk snacks, ensure the tires are at the desired psi and find room for my spares somewhere amongst the food, before resetting my bike computer and heading out the door on my favorite rides."
Incredibly, Lowe finished third on his first attempt over the distance in 2010 Ironman at Arizona. In the process, he recorded the fastest time for a British Ironman when crossed the line in 8:11:44. Since then, Lowe, whose partner is four-time Ironman World champion Chrissie Wellington, has repeatedly pushed himself further. He came third at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Mooseman, won 2012 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead and went on to finish 11th at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on his first race on the island.
Lowe started off as a sprinter when he was just nine years old, but soon changed direction and by age 11, he was representing his county at the English Schools Cross Country Championships, two years under age. He continued racing on the track, road and through mud, the latter of the three being his favorite, until the age of 26. He then spent the next 12 years in the Army and loved the experience. By 2003, he was tired of single sports and decided to buy a bike. Within six months, he was completing his first dualthlon before entering the world of Ironman and never looking back.
Cervélo is extremely proud to sponsor the hardworking Lowe, who says, "To be sponsored by my dream bike company, Cervélo, is one of the highlights of my career so far."
Next up, Lowe is competing in the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka and the 2012 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
||Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
||Ironman World Championships