Flora Duffy is a professional triathlete from the tiny island of Bermuda, where she started the sport of triathlon at the age of 8. She now resides in Boulder Colorado, and Stellenbosch South Africa, depending on where the summer sun is shining. In addition to being the only person to win 4 Xterra World titles consecutively, she’s also the only person to win three triathlon world titles in the same year in 2016 (claiming the WTS, ITU Cross Tri and Xterra titles in close succession).
But wait…THERE’S MORE!
Flora is the only triathlete in WTS history to post the fastest swim, bike and run portions in the same race. Her attacking swim-bike style of racing has remade the women’s sport of ITU triathlon. She also holds the record for the largest winning margin in both Olympic and Sprint distance races in a World Triathlon Series event. She became the first female to medal at a Commonwealth Games for her country, Bermuda, by winning gold at the Gold Coast games in 2018. This lead to Flora being awarded an OBE on the Queen’s List for her services in sport to Bermuda.
She launched The Flora Fund days after winning the inaugural WTS Bermuda in April of 2018. Through the fund Flora hopes to uplift and enable youth in Bermuda to pursue their potential, ultimately contributing to a healthier, more ambitious community.
Originally from Hampstead, Maryland, Katie Zaferes now calls herself a Californian. She started doing triathlon after graduating from Syracuse University in 2012. Since then she’s gotten to travel the world racing against the best! In the past 4 years she’s competed in the Rio Olympics, finished on 8 WTS podiums, won her first WTS race in Hamburg, and finished in the top 5 of the World Triathlon Series in both 2015 and 2016. And if you think that’s amazing, Katie does all this with her husband / photographer Tommy Zaferes. 😉
Coached by Joel Filliol, she’s currently ranked #1 in the world, and is looking forward to training through another Olympic cycle in the hopes to compete in Tokyo 2020, with the goal of dabbling in longer distance non draft races starting with some half distance. And one product that we know she’ll be taking with her is our Omnium Over-Drive Trainer.
You can see first hand how we met Katie and Tommy via the rad TV show, Tiny Houses. #tinyhouses #bigOlympicdreams #portable #spacesaving #raceready #feedbacksports
The six Trek Factory Racing Triathletes compete in the most challenging and diverse disciplines around the globe. ITU Olympic Distance, Non-Drafting Olympic Distance, Half Ironman, and full Ironman distances and a whole lot of others in between.
- Linsey Corbin, 10x Kona competitor (9x top 15) and recent winner of IM Canada!
- Tim Reed: current Australian, APAC and World Champion 70.3
- Holly Lawrence: 70.3 world champion.
- Lauren Goss / three major wins in 2016, 2017 St. Anthony’s and winner of Escape from Alcatraz.
- Tim O’Donnell: bronze medal in Kona and also at 70.3 world, 2017 Boulder IM winner.
- Ben Kanute: Olympic distance athlete, 29th in Rio, and 2017 Escape from Alcatraz winner.
*To keep up on the latest with this team of fastness, you can find them all individually on Twitter and Instagram, as well as following @trekraceshop.
Brent McMahon is a 4-time IRONMAN Champion (most recently winning Subaru Ironman Canada), 2-time Olympian and has 4 sub-8 hour IRONMAN finishing times on his resume. Consistent across all 3 disciplines, Brent has found his niche in IRONMAN racing and is a legitimate contender for the podium in every IRONMAN he enters. But he also loves off-road triathlon and mountain biking and has several top Xterra finishes.
2018 has been full of racing many of the biggies–including Ironman Kona. Check out this podcast where he talks all about it! When Brent is not training, he can be found tinkering on his bikes and drinking coffee. Brent lives in Victoria, B.C., Canada and splits his training time between his home base in Canada and Maui.
Alicia Kaye grew up in Canada and began participating in triathlon when she was 11 years old; she became a professional triathlete at the age of 14. Alicia spent her teen years racing triathlon while juggling her academic studies. While completing her undergraduate degree in Sport Psychology she met fellow triathlete and now husband, Jarrod Shoemaker. Since meeting Jarrod she has began racing for the United States and also completed her masters degree in Athletic Counseling. In addition to being recently awarded USAT’s elite non-draft female triathlete of the year, some of Alicia’s proudest moments include winning Canadian Junior National Championships in 2001, and winning the St. Anthony’s Triathlon in 2013. In her spare time Alicia works as a mental trainer and runs a skincare company with her husband Jarrod, called Endurance Shield.
Jeanni Seymour is a professional triathlete from Johannesburg, South Africa. With the support of her family, Jeanni made the decision to turn pro at the ripe age of 19 and come over to the USA in 2012 to train and race. Hear her awesome story in her very own voice on the IronWomen Podcast. Jeanni is now based in Boulder, Colorado where she lives with her boyfriend and fellow professional triathlete Justin Metzler.
In 2018 Brad Williams will be starting his fourth year as a professional triathlete. Brad served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years from 2004 through 2014, working as an aircraft maintenance technician, with much of his time spent overseas in South Korea, Turkey, and Afghanistan during his military career. Alongside work commitments, he managed to grow in the sport, culminating with his selection as the 2012 Air Force Athlete of the Year. In 2018, he will continue to focus on the 70.3 distance with the goal of qualifying and racing at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in South Africa. He will still spend a majority of his time racing in the Asia-Pacific region and in the UK. Over his 3 years as a professional he has 27 race starts with 17 Top 10’s, 6 Top 5’s and a 70.3 Win.
Rachel has been racing full-time as a professional triathlete since 2011. She is a two-time 70.3 Champion and has numerous podium and course record results in Olympic and long distance triathlon, including 2 bronze medals at ITU Long Distance World Championships. She is also the current champion and course record holder for the Red Bull 400 Whistler.
Known as the “Purple Tiger,” she is one of the strongest cyclists on the world circuit, consistently first off the bike and is a 2-time Ironman bike course record holder. Along with a soft spot for cats and tattoos, Rachel is a board-certified Genetic Counselor with two graduate degrees in genetics. She is an accomplished cellist and works in sexual health education, counselling and advocacy in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, where she lives and trains. If you’re attending the 1st annual Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit p/b Triathlete.com, you’ll see her there!
The married, traveling, professional triathletes Kate Bevilaqua and Guy Crawford split there time between Boise, Idaho and Perth Australia. Kate has won titles over the half Ironman/70.3, full Ironman, and Ultraman distances. Guy is a 70.3 Champion who’d prefer not to race an Ultraman.!!! When they’re not training or traveling to events they run a coaching company for triathletes appropriately named GK Endurance. Which keeps them very busy and entertained
Kate and Guy have spent many hours riding the Omnium Portable Trainer in hotel rooms throughout the world including China, Taiwan, Singapore, London, Malaysia, Japan, and New Zealand. Not to mention at home in Boise and Perth. Here are their thoughts:
- Guy: “ I love how easy and light it is. Take’s me 1 min to set up and I know I’m going to get a great workout in. Plus this way I won’t get lost in a foreign country. It’s truly the perfect traveling trainer”
- Kate: “ Not only is it great to travel with, but it’s also great to regularly train on. We have it permanently set up in our training room at home. I’ve spent up to 6 hours riding the Omnium Portable Trainer. It’s comfortable, convenient, easy to use and affordable.”
Tyler Butterfield is a rare sporting talent, having raced at the height of competition in two separate disciplines. A two-time Olympian in triathlon (Athens 2004 and London 2012) and a three-time Commonwealth Games contender (2006 in cycling and 2002 & 2014 in triathlon), Tyler is now focused on long distance triathlon and the sport’s “holy grail”, the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii .
Click here to see a video of Tyler Butterfield on the Omnium portable trainer.