Ray White Adelaide agent competing in Half-Ironman World Championships in the US this September

By Kirsty Pilgrim

Congratulations to Shaun O’Callaghan of Ray White Adelaide who has qualified to represent Australia in the Half-Ironman World Championships this September in the US. Find out how Shaun successfully manages an intense training schedule whilst working in Real Estate alongside Brett Pilgrim in an article published by the National Elite Agents Group:

One of Ray White’s newest recruits will be representing Australia in the Half-Ironman world championships in Tennessee, the US this September.

Right now, Shaun O’Callaghan, 23 keeps his full-time role as Brett Pilgrim’s buyers agent of Ray White Adelaide, while at the same time committing to a gruelling 25-hour-a-week training schedule.

“I train twice a day most days, for around 90 minutes each session and four to five hours on Saturdays and Sundays,” O’Callaghan said.

O’Callaghan qualified for the world championships competition after coming second in the 18-24 year-old age group of the Geelong Half-Ironman last month and making the switch from bike racing to triathlons last October.

“I was very surprised at how successful I was,” he said, adding that riding is his strongest leg. “Running as well, but I struggle with swimming. I float like a brick,” he joked.

Shaun O’Callaghan of Ray White Adelaide

He said motivating himself to train every day was the hardest part in his crusade of being a world champion.

“There is not much chance to go out and socialise so that’s one of the sacrifices you have to make.”

“My mental health is something I have tried to look after because it is almost as important as physical health.”

He cited support from his peers Ray White as being integral to his success.

“The team at Ray White is ridiculously good – one of the best I’ve ever worked with. I have had amazing support from Brett and the team and even from management at head office.”

When asked about his goals for the race, he said he was going there to win.

O’Callaghan racing in Geelong

“I will certainly be looking for top five, preferably on the podium.”

The former hospitality and cafe worker said he was enjoying his first six months in real estate and would like to work towards an agent role.

“I enjoy the selling, relationship building and the customer service,” he said, adding that there is crossover between the skills required for his training and real estate.

“Dedication and structure are critical in both. I am very very focused and have specific targets. There is no time wasted.”

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