Andre Bekker's Sports Achievements

2017 Season: Ironman - Age Cat. (50-54)

  • Ironman African Championship, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – finished 1st (09H45) course record

2016 Season: Ironman - Age Cat. (50-54)

  • Ironman African Championship, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – finished 2nd (09H56)
  • Ironman Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA – finished 1st (10H07)

2015 Season: Ironman 70.3 - Age Cat. (50-54)

Ranked first in the world age group rankings for Ironman 70.3, 2015

  • World Championship 70.3 Zell am See, Austria (entry into this event requires qualification) – finished 8th
  • Racine Wisconsin, USA – finished 1st
  • Boulder Colorado, USA – finished 1st
  • Buffalo City, South Africa – finished 1st

2014 Season: Ironman 70.3 - Age Cat. (50-54)

Ranked first in the world age group rankings for Ironman 70.3, 2014

  • World Championship 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, Canada (entry into this event requires qualification) – finished 4th
  • Buffalo Springs, Texas  USA – finished 1st
  • Calgary,  Canada– finished 1st
  • Buffalo City, SA – finished 1st, setting a new course record for the 2nd year

2013 Season: Ironman 70.3 - Age Cat. (50-54)

  • World Championship 70.3 Las Vegas,  USA (entry into this event requires qualification) – finished 6th
  • Racine Wisconsin, USA – finished 1st
  • Syracuse NY, USA – finished 1st
  • Buffalo City, SA  - finished 1st
  • Ranked first in the world age group rankings for Ironman 70.3 2013

Andre's success is not only in the international arena, he set the course record for the South African Buffalo City Spec Savers 70.3 in East London in January 2013.

2012 Season: Ironman 70.3 - Age Cat. (45-49)

  • Racine Wisconsin, USA – finished 1st
  • Buffalo City, SA  – finished 2nd

2011 Season: Ironman 70.3 - Age Cat. (45-49)

  • Laguna Phuket – finished 1st
  • Buffalo City, SA – finished 2nd

Cycling – International

  • Registered UCI Professional – 1993-1994

Cycling – South Africa

  • Lanco overall series winner – 1991
  • 1st Amateur IL Campione – 1991
  • 1st Amateur Allied Tour – 1991

Highlights of tour stage wins

  • Stage winner at Boland Bank Tour – 1988
  • Stage winner Panorama Tour – 1989
  • Stage winner Winelands Tour – 1990
  • Represented South Africa in Europe as a professional cyclist for the Snowflake Team – 1993-1994

Running

Andre is no stranger to running and was coached by Vivienne Swanepoel during his RAU days

  • RAC 10km Road Race – 1st overall 1985
  • Irene 21km – personal best 76:01 1986
  • Edenvale 10km – 32:46 1995

Karate

  • Winner of Transvaal All-Styles Karate Tournament – 1983
  • Graduated to Black Belt – 1983

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