On Athletes in the News
It’s been a successful time for the On family lately! Our athletes fought their way to the podiums all over the world, including Mexico, South Africa, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.
Tim Don (UK) As one of the most prolific British triathletes of recent times, Tim Don has joined the On family only in March this year. Don, a three time Olympian with the British triathlon team, boasts wins at the World Duathlon, Aquathlon and Triathlon Championships in a lengthy palmares spanning a career of 16 years and counting. The 37 year-old is also a five-time British champion and he will provide vital expertise and experience to the brand as it looks to use the expertise of its athletes in the development of its new and current shoes. His latest success took place in Monterrey, Mexico, where he won the Ironman 70.3 by overtaking the whole field and with the strongest finish ahead of many professional athletes. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) The Belgium worked hard on his fitness throughout the whole winter. All with one aim in mind: achieving a stunning performance at the IRONMAN South Africa. Fred showed an amazing race and managed to catch up on his bad start in swimming. He didn’t expect to dominate this way, which is why we are extremely proud of this victory. Domenico Passuello (ITA)
Domenico is a former Italian professional cyclist who, a few years ago, made the decision to give triathlon a try. Ever since, he is running races and keeps surprising others as well as himself. He lately surprised us again with another 1st place at the Challenge Phillipines by crashing the run course record in his On Cloudracer. Caroline Steffen (SUI) She’s tall and always ready to "go to war" on a triathlon course, which is why Caroline Steffen’s fellow team members gave her the moniker "Xena the Warrior Princess." She proved her strength one again at the Ironman in Melbourne, where she came 3rd place in the one of the strongest pro athletes field so far. What a nice way to kick of the season! Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) You will hardly notice Alexander because of his talking. But as soon as he runs, he catches everyone’s attention. And he did it again. Alex finished 2nd at the ITU World Cup Series in New Plymouth (New Zealand), right behind one of the strongest ITU pro athlete Richard Murray.