Paul Matthews, affectionately known as “Barny” in the racing community, has competed in triathlons since he was 11yrs old progressing through the Australian Triathlon Junior ranks. He now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and trains in the mountains.
CURRENTLY LIVES: Santa Cruz, CA
HOMETOWN: Murwillumbah, NSW Australia
MARRIED: Hillary in April of 2013
HOBBIES: Napping, watching sports while drinking Buderim’s Ginger Beer and taking Bunny (our 10 yr. old lab) to her favorite spot- the beach.
PASSION: Dragons. GO RED V!
Barny raced his first full distance Ironman at the Asia Pacific Ironman Championships in Melbourne, Australia 2012 with a finishing time of 8:05:58, the second fastest debut Ironman in history. This finish earned him a slot at the 2012 Ironman World Championship race in Kona and his first shot at the big stage.