Travis

Johnston

 

Age: 35

Athlete achievements:

* 10 years as Professional Triathlete on ITU and Ironman circuits , 8 x National titles as an elite.

* World Championships in all race distances including Kona.

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

TSA, Training Peaks and Wellness courses.

What makes you amazing? 
* High focus on team culture, intensity and an environment to get the best out of athletes regardless of racing level.
* Coach/Athlete relationship - Trust, communication, mutual respect, partnership of equals where both bring ideas to the table and being able to mix feelings together for the maximum performance. 

Hobbies away from the sport? 

Fishing and anything around the beach. Always keen for something challenging that takes me out my comfort zone.

Favorite quote?

I’m not intimidated by the expectations of others as mine are much greater for myself. 

Favorite race?

* Tour de Tuli

* Kona

Nicola Bianca

Biani

 

Age: 28

Athlete achievements:

* 8 Full Ironman (Multiple Podiums) 
* 1st Place Challenge Amsterdam (2017)
* 20+ 70.3 Half Ironman 
* 7th in SA Road Champs (2019) 
* 8th in SA Time Trial Champs (2019) 
* Captain for BestMed TEG Ladies Cycling Team (2019- Current) 

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

* Diploma In Personal Training 
* 10years Ironman Experience 

What makes you amazing? 
I Don’t Give Up, I Am A Very Determined Person And I Want The Best Out Of Everyone

Hobbies away from the sport? 

* Cycling Is My Main Hobbie 
* I Used To Play Piano And Bake A Lot 

Favorite quote?

Always Earned. Never Given.

Favorite race?

* Ironman Port Elizabeth 
* Challenge Roth 

Kate Murray (Roberts) 

 

Age: 37

Athlete achievements:

* 2 x Olympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) 

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

* Ironman Certified coach
* Training Peaks level 2 coach 
* ITU (International Triathlon Union) level 2 coach 

What makes you amazing? 
I enjoy learning new things and I am constantly seeking out new learning opportunities. 

Mommy to Paige and wife to Lyle

Hobbies away from the sport? 

* Reading, meditation, cooking, 

Favorite quote?

Your attitude will determine your altitude 

Favorite race?

Too many to choose from but racing in the London Olympics with the streets lined with spectators was incredible! 

Haydn Corke

 

Age: 28 but 17 at heart

Athlete achievements:

* Made the u14A hockey team at Hilton; SA Olympic Distance Triathlon Champ
* IronmanU Certified Coach
* Amazing is a strong word, but I do pride myself on my ability to suffer and hurt while not giving up. 
* I'm a writer by profession and a connoisseur of humour.
* "I'll never ask you to do something I don't do." - Michael Jordan
* CGT Champs aka Trinity in Jan
 

Michael  Ferreira

 

Age: 23

Athlete achievements:

* 2016 cross triathlon junior world champion
* 2019 age group 20 to 24 long distance triathlon word champion 
* 2018/2019 SA age group 18 to 24 long distance triathlon champion 

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

* Currently enrolled in the Ironman University course 
* 9 years of triathlon experience 
* Represented South Africa 7 times at world championship events

What makes you amazing? 
I enjoy learning new things and I am constantly seeking out new learning opportunities. 

Mommy to Paige and wife to Lyle


Hobbies away from the sport? 

COFFEEEEEEEE and fixing bicycles 

Favorite quote?

“It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.”
- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Favorite race?

* Sun City Ultra

Miguel Netto

 

Age: 34

Athlete achievements:

* 10 x Full IronMan - Kona 2019 Finisher / Top 10 South American Championships at IronMan Argentina.

Best of 9h06min
* 7 x 70.3 IronMan - 70.3 World Champs South Africa 
* 3rd overall Western Province 50km championships 
* Cape Epic Finisher
* 3 TwoOceans Ultras (1 silver)
* 3 Comrades Marathons (all 3 Unogwaja Challenges)
* Sub 3 hour marathon runner

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

* Sports Science Degree
* IronMan U Coaching Course
* Coaching for 10+ years
* Running technique analysis coach

What makes you amazing? I don't believe I am amazing, but rather just the fact that I am realistic and humble in my approach. I invest a lot of myself into my athletes and enjoy seeing them and reach their individual goals.


Hobbies away from the sport? 

* Golf
* Chilling
* Beach
* Family & Friends 
* Travelling

Favorite quote?

Don't push the boundaries because they should be pushed, push them because you believe in pushing them AND Dont let a good one go to head and a bad one go to your heart!

Favorite race?

It would have to be the IronMan World Championships in Kona Hawaii. A dream come true! A close second was IronMan South Africa (qualifying for Kona)
Anything else about you: Really enjoy people and helping people reach their goals. Very relaxed in general and enjoy a good conversation :-). Oh and random fact - I have a rusk addiction :-)

Erwan Prevost

 

Age: 51

Athlete achievements:

* 11 Full Ironman and over 30 70.3 Half distance Triathlons (Multiple Podiums, including.

IM African Champion tile 2018) 
* attended two IM 70.3 and two Full IM Kona World Championships

Coaching courses/Street cred: 

* French Federation of Sport Study (FFES) 1988
* USAT coaching courses
* 16 years’ Experience in Triathlon including coaching 

What makes you amazing?

I love connecting with people and sharing great moments.

I am always happy to share my knowledge to make others feel great and achieve their goals


Hobbies away from the sport? 

* Motorbike riding
* Watching a good science fiction movie 

Favorite quote?

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow

Favorite race?

* Ironman Port Elizabeth 
* Ironman Kona
* Ironman 70.3 Aix en Provence
* Coronation Double Century

Joaquin

Valverde

 

Age: 43

Athlete achievements:

* 4 Absa Cape Epic finishes (with top 100 overall), 
* 10 Full ironman (including podiums at Age group level), 1 Kona Ironman World Championship
* 1 Comrades Marathon (sub 10hr), 15 x 70.3 races


Coaching courses/Street cred: 

ITCA International Triathlon Coaching Association certificate. Currently finalizing Diploma in Sports Nutrition.

I have coached over 100 athletes in Cycling, triathlon and Running over the past 6 years. 

What makes you amazing?

I have a clear focus on the personal touch. I firmly believe that people buy people. Also like to focus on the Goal because a dream without a goal means nothing. 


Hobbies away from the sport? 

Reading a good book, gourmet dining and playing the guitar when I have the time to do so

(triathlon can be quite demanding)

Favorite quote?

If you can dream it and you can believe it, you can achieve it 

Favorite race?

* Cape Epic

* Ironman Kona