As you already know from our Blog, Rouvy has a new ambassador: Olympian and professional triathlete, Radka Kahlefeldt. Here is an interview with this amazing woman, who successfully combines tough sport, performed at the highest levels, with motherhood.

Hi Radka,
welcome to Rouvy! We are happy to have you on board. Your life is very interesting and inspiring, so we are really looking forward to getting know more about you.

When you were a little girl, you used to race on a mountain bike and then, you tried more sports. When did you find yourself becoming dedicated to being a triathlete?

You are right. I have tried lots of sports. I actually started with tennis, but I wasn’t good at ball games :-).  I loved cross-country skiing, running and cycling, and at one point, I had to decide which one sport I would really like to focus on; so, triathlon was the best choice for me as it was a combination of 3 sports I loved :).

Which results stand out as the most memorable for you?  Moments which instilled excitement and confidence in you?

I think every good race, or even just good training, gives you more confidence and even more motivation to keep working hard towards your bigger goals.

One of the biggest achievements in my career would be racing at the 2012 London Olympic Games. But overall, I have to say that my best year of racing was probably 2018, just after I had my baby, Ruby. (Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Champion, 5th at Ironman 70.3 world championships and 4x 70.3 Champion, 3rd at The Challenge Championship).

You are from the Czech Republic, but you moved to Australia because of love a few years ago. Was it a difficult decision for you to leave your Czech family so far behind?

Of course, it is difficult to have my whole family and friends living on the other side of the world, but that’s life and I now have my own family here in Australia. I am lucky that I still travel back to Europe twice a year, so I get to see my family. Also, luckily, we live in the 21st century where we can use the internet, so I am in touch with my family on a daily basis. :-)