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Meet Indonesia’s top triathlete Andy Wibowo

Andy Wibowo represented Indonesia in Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Athens). With that high performance background, he had a smooth transition to triathlon racing and is now often placing among the top overall triathletes on every race he does in the regio.  Learn more about this triathlete based in Bali.

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Name: Andy Wibowo
Nationality: Indonesia
Base:  Bali, Indonesia
Occupation: Swim Coach (Bali Aqua Stars)
Family Status: Married to Lia Oslan, father of Genevieve Oslan Wibowo

1. Can you tell us about your background in the sport?

I used to be a competitive swimmer. I did represent Indonesia in summer Olympic Games in Athen 2004, Multi medal winner in 2001, 2003, 2007 Sea Games and Multi medal winner PON (Indonesia National Games) 1996-2012
First time i took part on triathlon i was in relay team (as a swimmer)  then on Bali International Triathlon 2012 i decided to join the individual olympic distance race (that was my first individual triathlon race)

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2. Can you describe a typical training week?  

I was training by my self and my training was unorganized, lucky now i have Mathieu O’Halloran as a coach. He set up my training and i making a good progress under his coaching.
I did swim 5 time a week (monday is a volume swim), then bike 3-4 time a week 1-2 x indoor , 2-3 x outdoor depending on the season + sunday is long ride), run 3 time a week (treadmill, track, brick)

3. What is your favorite race in Asia and why? 
My favorite race is Metaman Bintan, swim on calm water, rolling bike course, challenging run course.I love race in my home country, that gives me extra energy.But i alway eggier to try new difference course.

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4. What are your best results so far and what are the next goals for you?
Bali International Triathlon 2012 – 1st Indonesian
ITU South Sumatra 2013 – 2nd Age Group
Challenge Phuket 2013 – 2nd Age Group
Bali International Triathlon 2013 – 1st place
Hardikal Triathlon 2013 – 1st place
Batam International Triathlon 2014 – 1st place
Sungailiat Triathlon 2014 – 1st place
Metaman Bintan 2014 – 3rd place
For this moment i want to represent Indonesia for Sea Games 2015 in Singapore. But my biggest dream is to race Kona

5. Which is your favorite training session on each discipline and why?
My favorite swim set is pyramid set 200m,400m, 600m, 800m moderate interval then 8×100, 6×100, 4×100, 2×100 fast interval. On the bike i love to do hill ride (but been a while Matt dont give this one)

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