Ventum Athletes

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Leanda Cave
Four-Time World Champion
Leanda Cave

Born in the UK, Cave grew up primed for triathlons by running cross-country and by being trained as a lifeguard. She is a seasoned triathlete, being a four-time world champion: in 2002 at the ITU World Championships in Cancun, in 2007 at the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Lorient, and in 2012 at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas and the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Cameron Dye
Cameron Dye

Originally from Colorado, Dye knows how to balance his family life with competitions. Last season, Dye won TriRock Philly for the fourth year in a row, and had podium finishes at IRONMAN Silverman 70.3 and IRONMAN Timberman 70.3. When not preparing for a competition, he can be found spending time with his family.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Meredith Kessler
Meredith Kessler

Growing up, Kessler was always an active athlete, being competitive in four sports throughout high school. Kessler is a veteran champion at IRONMAN Arizona, where she won the race in both 2014 and 2015. On top of winning her 3-peat at the 2016 IRONMAN Arizona, she won six races in 2014 and eight in 2015 over the half- and long-distance triathlon distances. She has also won Ironman New Zealand five times in a row and Ironman Vineman 70.3 four times in a row.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Matt Chrabot
Lesley Smith

Lesley found her love of triathlon racing in Texas, but took her focus on the sport into overdrive when she moved to Colorado. She has already racked up some impressive finishes on her climb, most recently with 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan 2018, 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh 2017, 2nd place at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 2017, and 2nd place at IRONMAN Louisville 2017 — her first ever attempt at the full IRONMAN distance.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Cody Beals
Cody Beals

Already an avid fan of triathlons during school, Beals competed as a runner and triathlete from high school into college. He hit the ground running in the professional scene with his 6x podium finishes between 2014 and 2015, and he received his first win at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Eagleman in 2015. He returned to defend his title, and took home the win at 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman. In the same year, he won 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador, and has continued to gather podium finishes up through his most recent win at IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan 2018.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Kevin Collington
Kevin Collington

Having one of the most daunting race schedules, Collington is a fierce triathlete. He is the 2017 IRONMAN Taiwan champion, and in the same year won 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica. Previously, he clinched his first ITU win at the Challenge Williamsburg 70.3 in 2015, and had podium finishes at the Monterey, Mexico 70.3, Vineman Triathlon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, and the Punta del Este, Uruguay 70.3.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: AJ Baucco
AJ Baucco

Baucco has always had a passion for teaching others and for being a competitive triathlete. Following his degree and teaching license, he became a coach to combine his passions. He is a seasoned coach and professional triathlete who won the Cleveland Triathlon in 2015.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Lauren Brandon
Lauren Brandon

A long-time competitive swimmer, Brandon is an up-and-coming triathlete with a competitive swim background who just recently went pro. She took her first podium spot at the IRONMAN Calgary 70.3 in 2015.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Justin Daerr
Justin Daerr

Always an enthusiastic athlete in all pursuits, Daerr found his love of triathlons through luck by entering a competition with a friend in college. He is a philanthropic coach with multiple podium finishes and a win at IRONMAN Boulder in 2014.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Greg Close
Greg Close

Previously in competitive rowing, Close brought his coaching expertise over to the world of triathlons when he entered the professional scene in 2005 with his first triathlon. Since then, he has been hooked. He represented the U.S. at World Championships three times, earning a silver medal in 2007 and a world title in 2008.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Jenny Fletcher
Jenny Fletcher

Jenny Fletcher — pentathlete, model, and now triathlete — brings a flash of style to the triathlon world. First overall amateur winner at Escape to Alcatraz in 2009, Jenny entered the pro ranks and jumped onto the world stage in that same year. From her first professional win at the 2012 IRONMAN 70.3 Branson to her recent win at the 2017 Garmin Israman in Israel, Fletcher proves she is a dedicated addition to the world of triathlon.

Ventum Professional Triathletes: Greg Close
Lindsey Jerdonek

Even as a child, Lindsey raced in triathlons. After finishing in 2nd at St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2017, and 1st at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman 2017, Lindsey is poised to hit the ground running in her transition this season to long-course racing.