121: Kyle Buckingham - Ironman South Africa Champion 2018

By Peter Brees, endurance Junkie

Kyle Buckingham has fast made a name for himself in the world of triathlon after winning Ironman Lake Placid 2014 in his first year as a pro and Ironmann Vineman in 2016. He still holds the Ironman Hawaii Age Group record with 8h37 set in 2013.  After a disappointment in Kona last year (due to a mechanical issue on the bike), Kyle recently savoured the sweet taste of victory again by winning his home race: Ironman South Africa.  You can follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In this interview we talk about: – Kyle’s sporting background – His progress in the sport and career so far – Transitioning from amateur to pro – Training with Paul Laursen – Winning his home race Ironman South Africa

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