3:30PM - LIMITLESS: BECOMING SUPERHUMAN
Colin O’Shea made the change from a high flying corporate career in the investment management industry to triathlon coaching in 2015. From 2001 to 2015 he held various roles including being Head of Commodities with the responsibility for over $2bn assets under management for Hermes Investment Management in London and Singapore.
Sport had always played a big part in Colin’s life and when he arrived in Singapore in 2013 he started triathlons. It turned out that he did pretty well. Highlights included being the 2017 overall Metasprint series champion in Singapore. In 2016 Colin won the Desaru 113km triathlon in Malaysia and the Singapore Aquathlon. Highlights of 2015 included winning the Metasprint Aquathlon and Singapore International Triathlon in Singapore, winning his age group at Ironman 70.3 Vietnam, Ironman 70.3 Philippines and the Laguna Phuket triathlon. He was ranked 2nd globally in his age group in the Ironman All World Athlete program in 2015, competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2015 in Austria and is competing in the Ironman World Championships 2017 in Kona, Hawaii.
Together with competing Colin provides coaching to athletes in Singapore and around the world competing in anything from local events, to Ironman events, ultramarathons and other endurance events. Seeing the spirit and desire in ordinary people to achieve super human efforts in his coaching role provides a satisfaction and happiness that was difficult to achieve in the corporate world.