Great leadership, the sharing of ideas and staying abreast of local and global industry innovations are just some of the ways the team at Ignite Architects stay inspired. Another source of motivation comes from a completely different sphere – hearing the stories of world-class New Zealand triathlete, Cameron Brown.
Ignite has been a long-term supporter of Brown’s endeavours, with a sponsorship dating back to 2006.
2017 marks the completion of Cameron’s 20th Ironman New Zealand Triathlon. His second-place finish in the competition is an astounding achievement given he is only 44 years old.
Cameron visited Ignite’s Auckland office last week to talk with the team about what it takes to achieve the pinnacle of sporting excellence. Cameron’s insights included the resilience needed to maintain mental and physical strength over his already long career.
His achievements are particularly notable given the Ironman competition is one of the world’s most physically taxing sporting events with a gruelling 3.8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometre bike and 42 kilometre run.
Cameron’s story is one of success through sheer grit and determination. It’s a philosophy that reflects the values of tenacity, boundary-less and aspiration which Ignite applies in developing world-class design solutions.
“Our admiration for Cameron is driven by his achievements over his professional career – both as an athlete, and as an ambassador for the sport. He is unassuming, determined, and resilient. His attitude is a reflection of Ignite’s underpinning culture, and we are proud to support him throughout his career,” said Jeremy Whelan, Managing Director at Ignite Architects.
Next on the agenda for Cameron is a triathlon in Miyakojima, Japan. Then he’s off to the Asia-Pacific Ironman Championships held in June in Australia.
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