September 23, 2022

The ironman race is one of the most challenging athletic endeavours. This gruelling competition kicks off with a 3.9km swim, followed by a 180km bike race and concludes with competitors running a full marathon. This is most certainly nowhere near your garden-variety fun run. This is a test of stamina, endurance and persistence.
Kelvin Steyn is an athlete who has qualified for the Ironman World Championship to be held in October in Hawaii. Steyn only started on his Ironman journey in 2019, and has progressed in leaps and bounds. While he is ready to compete, he also needs to raise a total of R65000 in order to get to the race.
Steyn is a big fan of On sports gear and footwear. He will be taking part in the famous triathlon decked out in On sportswear. “I love On brand. Their products are well made and brilliantly designed. The colours are awesome,” he says.
While Steyn favours the On Cloudstratus. The shoe provides him with the right grip for his race, plus he gets between 800 and 1000 kilometres out of them. “They are incredibly comfortable and great for speed,” he says. While the Cloudstratus remains a preferred shoe, he is also using Cloudmonsters, which he finds just as comfortable and durable.

He will be wearing a lightweight black on T-shirt for the Ironman, along with a lightweight cap – essential for keeping the sun at bay for a long day of physical activity. He will also have the On weather jacket for when he needs to warm up a little after excursion.

“When you run in On shoes, you are running with a brand that has got your back, and has your best performance interests at heart. On offers all the benefits in all their performance shoes!

John and Judy Collins created the Ironman race in 1977 specifically with endurance athletes in mind. Twenty years later, in 1997, para-athletes also started to take part in the triathlon, with Australian John MacLean taking the win with his hand-cycle bike and wheelchair race.

This year the famous event returns to where it all started: Hawaii where Kelvin Steyn will be testing his athletic abilities in his On shoes and sportswear.