Stories of Commitment: Peta Mullens
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Peta Mullens is an athlete. If challenges were a magnet, she is an iron ball – never able to roll too far away without getting pulled back in.
By the age of 14, she was already a State Champion Triathlete. Sidelined from triathlon due to a running injury, someone recommended she give track cycling a try. She earned a medal at her first race, but it wasn’t the success that made her want to make the switch and focus on cycling full-time, it was how much she enjoyed it. As Peta describes it, the track bike was a “shiny new toy that I wanted to play with.” She loved the idea of a new challenge.