Cavemen… They do exist.
August 6, 2014 7:18 am / Category: Uncategorized
Lucky us! We had the chance to treat the real Caveman, Conrad Stoltz a true legend in the world of off-road Triathlon. He’s still leading the pack and racing Pro at 40! Conrad is an all-round nice guy who gave us a glimpse into his background, race highlights, memorable moments and much more…
Conrad Stoltz “Caveman”
Where you are from?
Stellenbosch South Africa
Years in Sport:
Started 1988 age 14. Turned Pro after High School
Why did you get into this sport?
Turns out it’s more fun and adventurous than running round and round a 400m track
Favorite things outside of sport
Going cool places with with Princes Hotstuff (aka my wife, Liezel) coffee & cake, adventure, eating, fly fishing, dirt bikes & outdoors
- 4x XTERRA World Champion
- 3x ITU Cross Tri World Champion
- 10x XTERRA USA Series Champion
- 2x Olympian
- 5x African triathlon Champion
- 5x South African triathlon Champion
- Winner Mrs Ts Chicago
The perfect ride and or race:
XTERRA Italy is pretty amazing: http://www.conradstoltz.com/index.php/caveman-wins-in-mountains-at-xterra-italy/
What you love about the sport:
XTERRA is a mix adrenaline with your lactic acid. To do well you need to be technically skilled, brave and robust- on top of being super fit and well trained. There’s tire and shoe choices to be made – according to the terrain. And its constantly changing according to the weather or the location:
You could be speeding through wooded single track with rocks, roots, mud- typically East Coast or Europe. Or you could be racing on a volcano in Hawaii, or running on a sandy beach in Brazil, riding the Flume trail overlooking Lake Tahoe, or bombing down crowd lined stairs and narrow alleys of a medieval Italian mountain village.
The destinations are phenomenal. Each with its own challenges and culture- this is what keeps it fresh and fun- and is the reason I’m still racing Pro at 40.
Race Aspirations or Inspiration:
I like the adventure, the adrenaline, the exotic locations, stunning natural beauty and of course the people are great- friendly and laid back. I also like going fast!
Hoka Mafate trail shoes. Specialized Sworks Stumpjumper trail bike. Oakley Radar XL. Clif Bar’s BuilderBar Cookies and Cream
Most memorable race moment:
Winning my 4th XTERRA Worlds title in 2010. I raced for my dad – who was fighting cancer. It was the 1st World title won on a 29er and I just had a perfect day: http://www.conradstoltz.com/index.php/xterra-world-champs-2010-race-report/