HAYDEN WILDE
  • 3X XC TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPION

  • 1X COAST TO COAST WORLD CHAMPION 

  • 2nd ITU WORLD CUP 

  • 3RD PLACE NZ ROAD RUNNING CHAMPS 

  • 3RD PLACE MIX TEAM RELAY WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES 

  • RANKED 40TH IN THE WORLD 

  • RANKED 5TH IN SUPER LEAGUE

  • MULTIPLE NZ NATIONAL CHAMP IN TRIATHLON AND RUNNING 

  • RANKED 2ND IN NZ FOR TRIATHLON 

 

Hayden Wilde started his triathlete career at Trident High School while a junior.  He credits two of his PE teachers with seeing something in him that made them encourage him to have a go at Triathlons after having played football, rugby and hockey but no previous experience with Triathlons.  With their support he decided to "jump out of my comfort zone and try something different".  Jumping out of his comfort zone has seen Hayden flourish and become the athlete he is today.  His teachers didn't stop at just encouraging him to have a go he says, they also went out of their way to continue to support him.  Following this positive change in direction for Hayden, he was given the honour of being Trident's Deputy Head Boy and made Captain of the 1st ZI Hockey Team.  Clearly the focus and determination that Hayden developed from his triathlon training helped develop him as a well rounded young man and who made the most of his time at Trident High School.

After leaving school Hadyen made it onto the NZHP Triathlon Squad following the World Triathlon Series and he is now in the running for a position in the Olympic team for 2020.  

Hayden believes that sitting down to assess who you are and who you want to be is important to getting on the path to success.  Early on in his triathlon career, while at school, Hayden knew what his dream was and that was what he wanted to strive for.  He wants everyone to know what their dream is, and to follow it.  He says it is important at school to take advantage of all the opportunities you can, try everything because you don't know until you try it all, which will spark your dream.  In terms of support from our Trident community Hayden says "I found that respecting  teachers and giving up my own time to help them, the community and school, meant I was rewarded with the backing of pretty much everyone as Whakatāne is such a small but strong community.  Having the backing of Trident meant I was surrounded with support and  I don’t know where I would be without that."  This community backing is something Hayden wants to repay as he wishes to create a sport foundation to support local kids in our community and wider New Zealand.  With the strong mindset Hayden has to reaching his goals, we know he will do well in achieving this one too and we are very excited for Hayden's future. 

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HAYDEN WILDE