Team GB triathlete Vicky Holland says she was "always obsessed with sport" but that she originally thought running would be the avenue she would go down.
"I started dabbling in triathlon and it meant I wouldn't have to choose between my two loves of swimming and running," she says.
And enjoying her sport is what she believes helps her perform better on race day.
"It's easier to get out the door if you're in a happier environment every day. I think that's translated in the racing," she added.
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