Gisborne is the first city in the world to greet the Sun each day, and New Zealand Ironman Champ Cory Taylor on more than one occasion has been the first person to greet the sun while he waits in the early morning line up on either his board or ski.
While the areas beaches are famous for where Captain Cook first landed in New Zealand they are more famous for this Ironman as the birth place of his hero and New Zealands most iconic surf Ironman, another Cory, Cory Hutchings.
From a self confessed ‘Sporty Nerd’ who had dreams of being a famous Tennis Player or Mountain Biker, this New Zealand Ironman champion now calls the Gold Coast home and races for the powerful Northcliffe Surf Club.
With the likes of Shannon and Caine Eckstein as club mates and training partners it’s not hard to see why Cory is so excited to call Australia his temporary home away from home.
As a member of the World Champion New Zealand Lifesaving team Cory between swimming, running, paddling and gym can still find some time to eat his favourite KFC and listen to Chris Brown.
At the moment Cory is in training with eyes focused firmly on the upcoming season and then beyong towards the World Lifesaving titles in Adelaide.
If you want to see what a typical day for Cory looks like then click on the link.