Commonwealth Games para triathlete Sara Tait is ready to defend her Gold Coast Marathon title come next weekend.
“I’m really excited to return this year," she said.
"I was quite sick after finishing the race last year so I’m hoping I can come back, redeem myself and have a really good race.
"This course and the atmosphere is amazing so I’m really looking forward to it,' Tait said.
35kms later and I’ve finally found my old friend Borobi! Couldn’t of asked for a better day to push along the GC Marathon course. I’ve had a few hurdles health wise the last few months but all in all I’m feeling good and prepared. 2 weeks and counting! #borobi #whereswaldo #oldfriends #gc2018 #gcam18 #perfectday #goldcoast #sunnygoldcoast #thefinalcountdown
The Gold Coast local only lives a few blocks away from the Marathon course in Labrador.
Born with Spina Bifida, the 19-year-old switched from Wheelchair Racing and Wheelchair Basketball to Paratriathlon in late 2014.
She finished sixth in the para triathlon at the Commonwealth Games in April but will face fellow Australian teammates Madison de Rozario and Eliza Ault-Connell on the day.
Tait has faced health issue over the past few months but feels confident in her preparation.
“I’ve battled a few health issues over the past couple of months but I feel quite confident," she said.
"My goal for this race is to push to what I know I’m capable of and get a personal best."