My name is Jaxson Russell and I’m a 17-year-old road and track cyclist, I am originally from Auckland but moved to Cambridge 6 years ago. I have been doing track and road cycling for around 5 years and my goal Is to get into the New Zealand elite endurance squad and eventually go to Olympic and commonwealth games.
I am currently taking sports science and outdoor education to help achieve a sports science degree in university once I am finished school. I am very dedicated and passionate about both track and road cycling and put a lot of time into both disciplines, I am currently in the Waikato bay of plenty performance hub which is helping me to achieve my goals in a safe and encouraging environment. This is my second year in the Adastra program so I am looking to build on the skills I learnt last year to make me a better athlete outside of my chosen sport as well as learning a lot about myself, in particular how I can be a better person, how to deal with hardships and how to present my self in a professional environment