From Helsinki, Finland, Kaisa Sali already knew at just 12 years of age that she wanted to be the toughest Iron Woman in the world, when she rode 180km on her pink mountain bike.
Kaisa Sali | Pro Triathlete From Helsinki, Finland, Kaisa Sali already knew at just 12 years of age that she wanted to be the toughest Iron Woman in the world, when she rode 180km on her pink mountain bike. She emerged into the sport with sprint and ITU races from 2011 to 2014, before she stepped up to fulfill her dreams in the Ironman distance. She has gone on to finish twice inside the top 5 at the World Championships in Kona and aims to go even further this year. ofessional triathletes to start this legendary race.
2 x Top 5 Ironman World Championship
1st Ironman Arizona 2017
1st Ironman Switzerland 2018
1st Ironman South Africa 2016
What is your biggest goal to achieve in the sport? I have been dreaming about winning the Ironman World Championships since I was twelve years old. It is definitely my main goal of this season and I hope at least to podium there.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps? It is really important to remember that you can not build the endurance in one night... Consistency in the training from month to month and year to year, is the key if you want to become the best triathlete you can be. But even more important is to put your whole heart into what you are doing and enjoy all the training, racing and everything around this amazing sport!
The biggest reason why I love using the compressport products is that I really feel like I am getting a performance advantage while using them Kaisa Sali | 2 x Top 5 Ironman World Championship
Do you listen to music while training? If so what is your preferred option. If not, why not?
It is pretty rare that I listen to music while training and if I do so, it is usually just a random playlist on Spotify. I feel that the music does help me while for example biking indoors, but when I am outdoors, I just love to listen to nature and fully concentrate on what is happening in my body.
Why Compressport? The biggest reason why I love using the compressport products is that I really feel like I am getting a performance advantage while using them. While I spend hours and hours every day wearing sports clothes, it is also important that they feel comfortable and look good. I do also like the brave attitude of the company as the developers are not afraid to test and try completely new solutions in the seek of perfect apparel!
What is your favourite product from Compressport?
My favorite product must be the calf sleeves as I was wearing them in all my races long before I was even sponsored by the brand. They just are simply the best calf sleeves you can use in a triathlon race.