Meet Australian beach sprinting champion, Katie Williams

With abs of steel, and a heart of gold, Australian beach sprinter Katie Williams is a force to be reckoned with.

Katie Williams, beach sprinter, Australian athlete
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At age 23, Katie Williams has proven herself as a professional athlete. She’s one of the country’s leading beach sprinters, winning World Junior gold and six Australian titles in the last three years alone. But, you may not have heard of her before. Until now, that is.

With health and fitness goals reached and made, Katie defines motivation, discipline, and persistence. For Katie, balance is key. That’s why she’s still training and competing whilst studying a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Management at UTS Sydney and a Cert IV in Personal Training. Not to mention, she’s also joined The Robards Method team as a female coach to help others reach their true potential.

Keep scrolling to find out more about this fresh face.

Getting To Know You

Born: 27/8/93 (age 23).

Lives: Newport, NSW.

Known for: Sprinter, athlete and fitness expert.

Personal motto: You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live your best life. You are not in competition with anyone else; plan to outdo your past, not other people.

Success is: Finding happiness and gratitude. Creating real goals; being financially, mentally, academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally stable.

Advice I would give my 20 yr. old self: Never stop believing, trust the journey and stay true to yourself. Everything happens for a reason.

People are surprised that I: Have a tattoo in my mouth, it says “dream”.

I’m inspired by: Other people. I love hearing other people’s stories. The up’s and downs of life, and their personal history.

From my mistakes, I have learned: We are all human and we all make mistakes, but learning from them is what makes the difference.

My most used emoji is: The cheeky smirk “grin” and the arrow through love heart.

Out & About

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Wake up time: 7am.

Morning ritual: Bulletproof coffee, 20 mins mediation.

Desk lunch: Dolce Terra salad, with salmon and sweet potato.

Last thing I do at night: Tell my family I love them.

Guilty pleasure: Wine, choccy and a good ol’ cheese platter.

3 things vital to my day: Workout, sunshine, coffee!

Cafe: Dolce Terra.

Juice: Green Machine (banana, coconut yoghurt, chia, kiwi, broccoli, cucumber, protein powder, and almond milk).

Coffee: Almond milk cappuccino.

Culture stop: Bali.

Studio/gym: Fitness First.

Wardrobe

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Sports top: P.E. Nation Crop.

Sports shorts: Adidas.

Shoes: Adidas Ultra Boost.

Sunglasses: Epokhe.

Watch: Apple Watch Series 2.

Store: Home On Darley.

New season must-have: Beats By Dre headphones! And, TRM rings.

Culture & Tech

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App: The Robards Method app

Website: www.therobardsmethod.com

Binge watch: TED talks on Youtube.

Instagram stalk: Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne.

Album love: Flume “Skin”, Chet Faker “Built On Glass”

Logging On

Website: www.chictalentmanagement.com.au/profile/1265/katie-williams/

Instagram: @katiewilllly

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