Finn Askew

20

YEARS OLD

QLD

SURFERS PARADISE SLSC

12th

2020/2021 SERIES

swim

STRENGTH

Stats

Name: Finn Askew (Finn Boy)
Competitive club: Surfers Paradise SLSC
Original Club: South West Rocks SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 2 - 8th
Best series finish: 12th in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s): Nill

Bio

Finn Askew, or Finn Boy to his mates, is small town kid from NSW who moved to the Gold Coast to chase his dreams of becoming a Nutri-Grain IronMan. Under the guidence of Zayne Hamill at Surfer Paradise SLSC, Askew achieved his goal as he debuted for his first full Nutri-Grain Iron Series is 2020/21, where we narrowly missed auto-qualification placing 12th. After another tough off-season training with the best at Surfers, Askew came out firing and placed 1st in the 2021/22 Qualification Round, and is ready to take on the Nutri-Grain Series once more. Askew also took out the 2021 Coolangatta Gold Short Course ahead of the Iron Series Trials.


Finn, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

Mum and dad got me into surf lifesaving at 6 years of age. They wanted me to be competent in the water, over the years I started loving it more and I loved racing so it was obvious I wanted to take this route into the professional series.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Ali Day, can’t go past him, he’s the best in my opinion. He’s an amazing athlete and also an amazing person and I’m now really good mates with him, training alongside him every morning and afternoon.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

“Focus on the process.” It allows you to stay in the present moment whilst racing and makes sure you don’t get ahead of yourself.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Back yourself, keep working hard and be a good person and the results will come.

What do you think about during a race?

What’s happening in that moment and what I can do to move through the pack/increase my lead.

Finn, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: Placing first in the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Series Trial. It gives me a lot of confidence going into the series came Round 1 in January.

Low: Can’t think of one at the moment, still riding the high of qualifying!

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog back home named Mac, he’s a fat black lab. I love him.

Who is your biggest competition in the 20/21 Nutri-Grain Series?

Everyone. You can’t disregard anyone, they are all a threat.