About This Episode: Kyle Buckingham: Ironman South Africa Champion 2018 – EJP 121
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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