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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.

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. 😉

Currently coached by Joel Filliol, she’s 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.

You can see first hand how we met Katie and Tommy via the rad TV show, Tiny Houses. #tinyhouses #bigOlympicdreams #portable #spacesaving #raceready #feedbacksports

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.

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 .

Brent McMahon

Brent McMahon is a 3-time IRONMAN Champion, 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.

In 2018, Brent hopes to race both the Ironman World Championships and the Xterra World Championships a few weeks later.  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.

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.