Julie Mathews and Rebecca Bradford are hoping to team up and create history in the Inspiring Opportunities bio-age challenge

TEAMING UP: Rebecca Bradford (left) and Julie Mathews are aiming to win the Inspiring Opportunities bio-age challenge together in 2018. Picture: Sean Hardeman
TEAMING UP: Rebecca Bradford (left) and Julie Mathews are aiming to win the Inspiring Opportunities bio-age challenge together in 2018. Picture: Sean Hardeman

WARRNAMBOOL pair Julie Mathews and Rebecca Bradford have pledged to each other that they will both win the Inspiring Opportunities bio-age challenge together.

The bio-age challenge works with competitors at the start of the year testing their biological age against their chronlogical age and at the end of the year they get re-tested and the swimmer who has dropped their bio-age the most wins the challenge.

Mathews, 61, was last year’s winner, dropping two years in her first year in the challenge, while in her second year Bradford, 22, finished runner-up, taking off one year.

The pair are back on board for 2018 and are teaming up to try and create history in the long-running challenge.

We are both going to win the trophy together next year, that is our aim

Rebecca Bradford

“We are both going to win the trophy together next year, that is our aim,” Bradford said.

Organiser Caroline Jennings said the pair had already created history with Bradford the first swimmer with a disability to be re-tested and actually drop her bio-age and Mathews was the first elderly athlete to win the challenge. 

Bradford wishes to extend her swimming stamina and reach the two-kilometre mark this year and Mathews wants to increase her capacity from 80 to 100 laps.