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A minute with

A minute with Dimos Papadavid Triathlete, Ironman

Where do you live?
I live in my beautiful hometown Paphos with my wife and daughter

Best childhood memory?
My favourite childhood memories are not related to sports since I started triathlon in my 20s so best memories are Summer Sunday family get-togethers

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
My favourite dish is spare ribs at the Rib Shack in Paphos! I could have it every day The food I dislike is fish with bones.

What did you have for breakfast?
My morning always starts with a double espresso and oat with milk and some fruits

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
I ‘m definitely a morning guy. I always train in the morning so my day starts before sunrise most of the days of the week. During the weekends and especially summer time we have our long trainings so days starts even earlier in order to finish before noon.

Best book ever read?
Unfortunately with my day job and training schedule my free time is minimum and I am trying to spend it with my wife and daughter so I don’t read books

Favorite film of all time?
Cinderella Man with Russel Crowe. I find it very inspirational and it proves that hard work always pays off

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
I have travelled a lot but my favorite holiday destination is always a Greek island. My dream trip is a trip to Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I like to listen to all kinds of music depends of the mood and training

What is always in your fridge?
I always have fruits in my fridge. They give me the energy and recovery I need during my day

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
As we live in a very beautiful city I would like to have a family house with sea view and garden

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
I am really inspired by people that work hard and pursue their dreams. Since I am a passionate triathlete I would like to meet one of the top athletes in the area – Jean Frodeno, a family guy and a great athlete who won every title in triathlon the past five years starting from Olympic Games to the Ironman World Championship

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I would spend every minute of my last 24 hours with my wife and daughter

What is your greatest fear?
Loss of people I love

Tell me a joke…
Behind every angry woman is a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong.
This year Dimos won the National Half-Ironman Triathlon Championship in Ayia Napa. He represented Cyprus at the ETU Triathlon European Championship in Kitzbühel, Austria in June and was the only Cypriot athlete to participate last month in the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee


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