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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