With International Women's Day on the horizon, we've taken a moment to highlight 10 inspiring women we should ALL be following in 2019. It was a tough decision to shortlist it down to just 10, with so many talented amateur and elite level athletes to choose from, so without further ado, here are our favourite inspiring women who are making serious waves this year.
Kiera McVitty – Pro Cyclist
Kiera is a young gun in pro cycling, but she’s got an age of experience and love for cycling behind her. Riding since she was just 12, Kiera turned professional in 2017 and hasn’t looked back. She is determined to get to the top and to encourage and inspire others to jump on a bike on her way there - especially female cyclists. At just 23 years old, she’s certainly one to watch. Check out Kiera's YouTube channel and keep track of her in 2019.
Radka Vodickova Kahlefeldt – Ironman/Triathlete & Zone3 Ambassador
Zone3 Ambassador, Radka, is certainly one to watch for 2019. Her domination of Ironman 70.3 over the past 7 months, including wins at Ironman 70.3 Davao, Philippines (Asia-Pacific Championships) and Ironman 70.3 Taupo and New Zealand inspired us all. Not only is Radka the queen of Ironman right now but she is a super mum with a master’s degree in sports science, showing the world that nothing will get in the way of ambition.
Claire Cashmore – Paralympian Swimmer & Zone3 Ambassador
The Paralympic champion swimmer and 2016 Gold and Silver Medallist isnot only storming the world of swimming but she’s a formidable ambassador for disability sport. When she’s not training for Tokyo 2020, she’s sharing her experience and giving motivational talks to adults and children or visiting schools. Keep an eye on Claire on the lead up to the 2020 Paralympic Games.
Non Stanford – Triathlete/ Olympian/World Champion & Zone3 Ambassador
Ranking number 15 in the World Triathlon Series, she’s an Olympian and a Triathlon World Champion but that’s only the beginning. In the run-up to Tokyo 2020 all eyes are on Non to give a world class performance to qualify for her second Olympics. One of the newest pro triathletes to join the Zone3 team, we’re saying a warm welcome and we will be cheering her on all the way to the finish line!
Sophie Radcliffe – Adventurer & trail runner