Nathaniel Costigan

I am 18 and a visually impaired (registered blind) para triathlete. I started off as a para swimmer, reaching international competitions. I was selected for the team GB para triathlon talent squad in 2017 and since then have competed in a number of Paratriathlon events, recently winning gold at the British super sprint champs.


A Dolan RDR tandem road bike which was light weight and fast but simplistic.

Won a silver medal at British para triathlon champs but felt like I could go faster. Left the event looking forward to my next race.

Home-made protein shake (yoghurt, milk, oats, honey and fruit)

In a high altitude hotel room at Loughborough

Barack Obama, Gordon Ramsay and Mo Farah

Drinks, energy gel, recovery food and any required kit

After not wearing sun cream during an open water swim session (burnt shoulders badly)

Seven Nation Army because I like the song and nothing in my life can hold me back from achieving my goals.

Warm up well, familiarise myself with the course/transition, eat a sausage roll or energy fell, relax and joke with friends or listen to some music

My swim coach Craig Yates

Sports magazines and articles