In triathlon there are no judges to please, no refs to convince, and no footage to review. There are no medals awarded for style or grace. There is only your body and its fight against the course. At Ventum, we are proud to sponsor some of the fastest, most awe-inspiring athletes in the world. Here are some of our athletes, and their accomplishments, that motivate us.
Leanda Cave was the first ever athlete sponsored by Ventum and also the first ever female triathlete to win the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and World Championship in the same year, 2012. She is the four-time World Champion, in both full and half distance IRONMAN events, as well as full and short course ITU. She has fifteen 70.3 Wins, a gold in the European U-23 Triathlon Championships, and several silver and bronze medals to boot.
Lauren Brandon has had the fastest swim time overall, out of both male and female athletes, at IRONMAN Texas in 2017 and 2018. She won IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador in 2018.
She swam at the 2008 olympic trials, and in 2017 she was third off the bike at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona
Lesley Smith finished on the podium in 3rd Place at IRONMAN Texas in 2018, she finished in 5th Place at IRONMAN Arizona in 2018, and perhaps most impressive of all, she can chug a beer faster than AJ Baucco.
Over the course of Meredith Kessler’s illustrious career, she has finished an astonishing 64 full distance IRONMAN races. Of those, she is the five-time winner of IRONMAN New Zealand, and the three time-winner of IRONMAN Arizona.
Coming off the ITU Circuit, Lindsey Jerdonek strongly jumped into the long course field with a win at the 2017 IRONMAN Eagleman, and placed second at the highly touted St. Anthony’s race in the same year. She is poised for a strong season in 2019 season.
Newcomer to the Ventum family, Jeannie Seymour, has placed top 10 at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships twice, along with winning eight 70.3’s. She’ll be making her debut as a Ventum athlete soon, and we are excited to see that transition take place.