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ROMAIN

GUILLAUME

I define myself as a passionate of the triple effort, always searching for new experiences, new encounters, and improvement of my performances.

Involved in sports since my childhood thanks to my parents, I'm now a long-distance professional triathlete. 

 

My favorite distance?  Ironman 3.8 swims,180km bike, and 42 km run

11 years as a professional

 

6 times Kona Ironman world championship participations

Best place 10th in 2014

 

35 Ironman finisher

 

4 X  Ironman/ Challenge victories 

 

2 X 70.3 victories

 

18 Top 3 Ironman/ Challenge races

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MAREEN

HUFE

Having spent a lot of time in my youth with riding horses, I switched running because of time constraints during my studies.  My decision to switch to triathlon occurred upon receipt of a book about triathlon from a running friend. I was sold on the idea and the challenge of finishing an Ironman. And when I set out to achieve something, then nothing can stop me! In the spring of 2006, I got on a racing bicycle for the very first time – oh, was that a wobbly affair! In the autumn of 2006, I started freestyle swimming. The swim training initially cost a lot of nerves, and the local indoor pool a few extra liters of water, which I ingested reliably every training session. On June 24th 2007 was the big day, where I would finally release my nervous energy in movement. In Roth I swam, ran and rode towards my dream

 

I completed my first long-distance triathlon in just under 11 hours when I crossed the finish line happy and healthy. And then I was hooked; I had caught triathlon fever! I improved year by year and in 2011 I managed to qualify for the third time as an age grouper for the world championships in Hawaii. I was overjoyed when I won my age group in this most important race in the triathlon world. In the area of amateur athletics, I could no longer set new goals for myself, and thus ventured into the professional league.

In 2012 I reduced my work hours by 50% at BYK-Chemie where I am employed as a sales controller. Since then I have dedicated myself with great success towards the challenges as a triathlon professional, specializing in long distance (3.8 km swimming, 180 km biking, 42.2 km running). I am a multiple IRONMAN champion with a personal best time of 8:57 h.

 

2019

21th Ironman World Championships, Hawaii, USA
3rd Ironman Italy
1st Riesenbecker Triathlon-TeutoMan, half distance
1st ATV Hückeswagen Triathlon, half distance, NRW championship
1st Niederrhein Triathlon Kalkar, Olympic Distance
1st Harsewinkel Triathlon, half distance
3rd Indeland Triathlon, half distance 
6th Buschhütten Triathlon, Olympic Distance
6th Challenge Lissabon. half distance
10th Ironman South Afrika

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KATE BEVILAQUA

Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, Kate was passionate about sport, in particular Netball. She attended the University of Western Australia graduating with a Physical and Health Education Degree followed by a Diploma of Education.

Over the next 8 years, Kate established herself as a successful Physical Education at the prestigious boys' School – Christ Church Grammar. It was during this time she was introduced to Triathlon through her cousin Wesley as a way to keep fit over the summer. Little did she know it would one day become her new career!

The first few years were spent dabbling in the Olympic Distance events, attending Age Group worlds, and meeting some amazing people along the way. Eventually, through persistence from her original coach Andrew Budge and Cousin Wez she was convinced to give long course racing a go! The rest as they say….is history!

She was hooked!! With a passion for long course racing, in particular, the Ironman distance Kate competed at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships twice as an age grouper and after successfully finishing 3rd in her division she took the plunge and entered the Professionally ranks.

After a few years of combining working and racing it was time to give full dedication to her training and Triathlon! Kate now splits her time each year with 6 months in her home town Perth, Australia, and 6months in Boise, Idaho USA.

Like any journey, it has had its a fair share of ups and downs. All part of the process of making a stronger, faster more successful athlete! Kate has 3 x Ironman Titles to her name. Her first victory coming at home, Ironman Western Australia in 2010. She followed that up winning Ironman Korea in 2011, and recently her first victory on US soil crossing the line first at Ironman Louisville 2013.

 

Kate also loves the 70.3/Half Ironman distance with numerous podium finishes. But winning Busselton 70.3 in 2014, a local/home town race is her sentimental favorite!

Her dedication continues to Triathlon and leading a healthy lifestyle as Coach and Co-Founder of GK Endurance. A Triathlon coaching business that enables her to pass on years of experience, motivation, success, and Fun to her athletes!

There is plenty left in the tank and goals to be achieved – stay tuned as this exciting adventure continues!!

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GUY CRAWFORD

Guy is a Professional Triathlete from Auckland New-Zealand. Guy splits his time between Boise ID USA and Perth WA Australia. He lives the endless summer racing triathlons around the globe with his wife to be Kate Bevilaqua. They also run GKEndurance a coaching company for athletes of all abilities.

Guy specializes Half/ Ironman 70.3 distances


BIOGRAPHY

Guy was Born In Auckland New Zealand but soon moved to Rotorua, located in the middle of the North Island. ( A huge tourist town, known for its hot mud pools and thermal activity ) Here he started his love for bikes, riding in BMX races, and representing Rotorua as a junior. As well as BMX races Guy played in a variety of sports such as Soccer, Rugby, and harriers.

Soon after Guy turned 11 they moved back to Auckland ( the big smoke) where he turned in the bike for running shoes and started running for Auckland city.
Here he produced some good results for a number of years as a Junior and started his love for endurance sports. However, it wasn't until late in his High school years when he discovered Triathlon. In 1997 Guy took part in his first triathlon and that was it, he was hooked.


From then on, it has all about triathlon.

As a relatively latecomer to swimming, ( aged 17 ) he started to swim at the local pool, then moved to a triathlon squad and then onto a swim team, he swam under Paul Kingsman who wanted to develop Guy into a pure swimmer. But it was never an option as staring at a black line every day twice a day didn't hold any appeal. Although Guy continued to primarily swim for the first few years ( which will later prove to be a vital and important move ) Guy still raced local Tri's in the Auckland area. Being offered spots on world teams and the NZ Televised series sponsored by Air New Zealand.

It wasn't until after University that Guy traveled overseas and had a taste of the competition it had to offer. In 2005 he competed in age group world champs. From here all he wanted was to be a part of the Triathlon culture and soon landed a job with Blueseventy ( formerly Ironman Wetsuits ), taking on sponsorship and event responsibilities, dealing with athletes and event organizers worldwide. A fantastic job that landed him in the middle of the triathlon world.

In 2008 Guy started to race half ironman's / 70.3's and realized while he'd lost some of his top-end speed, his ability to swim at the front was still there. This sparked a fire and by the end of 2009 Guy had handed in full-time work for being a full-time professional Triathlete.

" It was the love for long course racing that really turned me back to racing full time, it's honest and in most cases, the best man or woman wins. 

So now Guy splits his time between Perth Australia and the USA

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