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First Year Elite: 2010

Website: www.michaelpoole.co.nz

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Resides: Tampa, Fla.
College: University of South Florida
Birthdate: 8/22/1991 (22)
Birthplace: Tauranga, New Zealand

2013 Highlights: Posted top-20 finishes at the Clermont and Sarasota ITU Pan American Cups in March.  

Elite Triathlon Career: Representing the United States for the first time in 2013 after competing for his native New Zealand • Winner of the 2011 OTU Duathlon Oceania Championships • Was the New Zealand Half Ironman champion in 2010 • Earned three top-10 finishes in the Lifetime Fitness Race to Toyota Cup series in 2012.

Amateur Triathlon Career: 2009 New Zealand secondary school triathlon champion • First triathlon was a kids’ event in Auckland.

Athletic Background: Active in cycling, cross country and road running in New Zealand.

Son of Alwyn and Karen Poole • Wife is Haley • Studying chemical engineering at the University of South Florida • Favorite multisport discipline is cycling • Fan of the San Francisco Giants • When not training or studying, enjoys watching movies, cooking and eating nice food, lying on the beach and body surfing.
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