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Olympic Cyclist Visits Fraser

Recently Fraser High was fortunate to have Olympic Ambassador, NZ Olympic Cyclist and former world champion cyclist, Alison Shanks come to speak to a group of students.

Most students were from the Years 9 & 10 Sports Hubs with a number of senior student leaders present also. Around 100 students all together.

Alison spoke about her Olympic journey, what it was like to be at the Olympics and to share a village with some of the world’s most well-known athletes. She spoke about the level you need to be at when becoming the world’s best and how hard it can be to maintain that level, as often it can be the difference between being Number 1 or Number 2.

She also managed to get some student volunteers up to try on her racing outfit, and tested them on their ability to work at 100% for 3 minutes - something that is harder then it looked.