Conrad Stoltz

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Conrad Stoltz
Personal information
Nickname(s) The Caveman
Born (1973-10-23) 23 October 1973 (age 41)
Lydenburg, South Africa
Height 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 82kg
Other interests photography, fly fishing, dirt bikes, good coffee, good chocolate & the great outdoors.
Sport
Country South Africa
Team Specialized

Conrad Stoltz (born 23 October 1973) is a triathlete from South Africa. He is a four time XTERRA Triathlon World Champion and a three time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion.

Career[edit]

Stoltz was born in Lydenburg, South Africa and calls Stellenbosch, South Africa his hometown while he is based in Morgan Hill, California, when competing in the United States.

Stoltz started competing in the multi-sport disciplines of duathlon and triathlon through his involvement in cycling. He is most often competes in cross triathlon, such as the XTERRA series of off-road triathlons. He claimed the XTERRA World Championship in his rookie season in 2001 and successfully defended it 2002. He again won XTERRA World titles in 2007 and 2010 and has won three consecutive ITU Cross Triathlon World titles in 2011,2012 and 2013. In total, he has won 10 USA XTERRA Series titles and 52 XTERRA triathlons around the world.

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, in the triathlon event, he broke away on the bike leg, leading part of the race, before finishing 20th.

At the age of 40, Conrad finished 3rd at the South African Time Trial Championships (40 km road bike) in a time of 51:46.

After breaking his back in 3 places (30% compression fractures) and his wrist in 8 places near the end of the 2006 season, Stoltz bounced back and in the XTERRA USA Championship series by winning four of five races, including the USA Championship, (2007 US XTERRA Series champion) and winning the XTERRA World Championship.[citation needed]

Results[edit]

XTERRA[edit]

  • 4 x World Champion: 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010.
  • 10 x XTERRA USA Series champion
  • Winner of the inaugural XTERRA South Africa (24 April 2005) Grabouw, South Africa.
  • 52 XTERRA career wins to date. (August, 2013)

Olympic Games[edit]

National titles and representation[edit]

Junior athlete[edit]

  • duathlon,
    • South African Junior Duathlon Champion in 1990 and 1991.
    • Participated in World Duathlon Championship in 1991 and 1992.
  • triathlon,
    • South African Junior Triathlon Champion in 1991 and 1992.
    • Participated in World Triathlon Championship in 1993.

Senior athlete[edit]

  • triathlon,
    • South African Triathlon Champion in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1999.
    • African Triathlon Champion in 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
    • Participated in World Triathlon Championship in 1996–2000 and 2002.
    • Participated in Olympics in;

Cycling[edit]

  • Sea Otter Classic 2009 Cross Country- 8th overall PRO Men

Product design[edit]

Conrad has collaborated with Avia on Avi Stoltz off-road running shoe and on various products by Specialized.

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