Olly Shaw is a 25 year old professional On and Off-road Triathlon athlete from Rotorua, New Zealand. Living and training in Rotorua, the mecca for mountain biking, trail running, and open water swimming, Olly has the perfect platform to chase his dreams. Self coached, but mentored by Mark 'Cabin' Leishman, he has a great support team to chase his dream.
He has been a previous Xterra 20-24 age group World Champion, Asia-Pacific 70.3 Champion, New Zealand Elite Cross Triathlon Champion, and was 1st New Zealander home at the Xterra New Zealand Champs in 2013 and 2014 where he finished 3rd professional. He is currently ranked 8th in the world after a top 10 finish at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs.
Olly has already achieved over 10 Xterra World Tour podiums in the past three years and won his first World Tour race at the Motatapu Xterra in early 2016.
Olly dreams of winning the Xterra World Championships, and the Ironman World Championships, and will be chasing these throughout his career.
Olly has also graduated from the University of Waikato, where he was a Hillary Scholar, with a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies and is using his knowledge and experience to help other athletes set and achieve their goals and dreams.