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Flora Duffy

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.

In her free time she enjoys chasing her little nieces on their bikes and hipster coffee shop hopping.  You can follow Flora on Twitter, IG and Facebook.  Just try to keep up.   😉

Katie Zaferes

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

Trek Factory Racing Triathlon Team

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.

*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

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 KonaCheck 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.

*To see the latest from Brent, you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Alicia Kaye

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.

*Want to know Alicia’s best pre-race tips? Click here! You can also follow her on Twitter /@AliciaKayeTri .

Jeanni Seymour

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.

2017 was a fantastic season that continued to show off her hard work and dedication. In addition to four half distance wins (including a Pan American Championship) other highlights included a 2nd place to the reigning World Champion at 70.3 St. George and a win at her “home town” race at 70.3 Boulder. And although it was “technically” this year already, she also returned to her home country and won 70.3 South Africa to kick off what she plans to be an even bigger 2018.

Justin Metzler

Justin Metzler is a professional triathlete from the United States.  Although he is young, Justin has been competing in triathlon for over 10 years and has ambitions to become one of the words best long course athletes. He currently splits time between Boulder, Colorado and Clermont, FL with his girlfriend, fellow professional triathlete Jeanni Seymour.
2017 was a breakthrough year for Justin, winning his first half distance event at Challenge Iceland while also establishing himself as a serious threat for the podium at any race he turns up to. Other highlights of the season included a 2nd place at Ironman 70.3 Xiamen in China, a 3rd place at Ironman 70.3 Austin in Texas and a 4th place at the always competitive Ironman 70.3 Boulder.
 
Big 2018 goals will start with a full distance debut at Ironman Boulder in June. After that, he’ll shift his attention back to half distance racing and prepare for a return to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship race in South Africa.

Brad Williams

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.

You can follow Brad’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Rachel McBride (aka The Purple Tiger)

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!

Follow Rachel on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to see what she’s up to…including her latest WIN!

Kate Bevilaqua and Guy Crawford

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.”

*For more info on Kate and Guy follow their journey: Kate (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) / Guy (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

Tyler Butterfield

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.