Coach: Denis Cotteril
Currently resides: Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Home town: Grew up at Mermaid Beach. Started nippers at Surfers Paradise.
Social media accounts and tags: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: (insta) caine_eck
Is there is anything significant about your family that we should know: Brother Shannon also competes in Nutri-Grain.
Strongest discipline: Try not to have one.
Favourite format: Enduro
Favourite racing location: Anywhere on the Gold Coast or Queensland.
Do you prefer big waves or flat conditions & why: Love racing and training in big surf but I compete well in the flat.
What are you hoping for race result wise this season: Podiums at each series race and win overall title.
Who do you think will win the series: Shannon
Best advice or skill you have learnt from one of your fellow Ironmen or IronWomen: Training with my brother since I was 9. Pick up a lot of skills over the years training with an older brother.
How have you grown as an Ironman since your debut on the series or is this your first season: I debuted as a 17 year old on the series. Winning the series 2 years ago was a big growing point for me as an athlete as now I know I can put a full series together and finish on top.
What do you do outside of Ironman racing: Work, play other sports, study: I’m a professional athlete. A lot of cafe time and watching the New York Giants. I try to surf a lot in the off-season and do other sports like boxing and cycling.
Do you have superstitions: Had too many to name when I was a kid but I had to stop cause it was getting weird.
Do you collect anything: Try to collect money.
Do you have a personal inspiration: My dad was my coach from under 10′s to under 19′s so he gives me a lot of motivation to train and race at my best.
Tell us how you became on Ironman: My brother and I started with Surfers Paradise nippers. He was a few years up so when he made the professional series and a career out of ironman naturally I wanted to follow.
Best life lesson: Don’t listen to everyone.
Do support any charities or do charity work: John McClean Foundation
Most famous person you know: Depends what’s “famous”.