Bryan Rhodes

The four-time Ironman winner from New Zealand raced his first Ironman-distance at the 2006 IM New Zealand.

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  • Bryan Rhodes talks about Challenge Wanaka during his race preparations

Bryan Rhodes

Known as “Rhodesy” on the circuit, Bryan Rhodes is a four-time Ironman winner from New Zealand. His sporting career started out in the water, and he has competed at a national level in both swimming and surf life saving. Rhodes came onto the international triathlon scene competing as a junior in the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games Triathlon Team. His first major success was finishing 5th in the 1992 World Junior Triathlon Champs in Canada. With Paul Amey and Cameron Brown, Bryan took the World Junior Team Championship Title.

In 1993 Bryan moved to France to base his training and competing in the European triathlon circuit. He then moved on to the American circuit using Boulder Colorado as a base. His first Ironman, the 1996 Ironman New Zealand in Auckland, was a turning point for Bryan, and he went on to win Ironman Malaysia in both 2001 and 2002 – with his 2001 win on a scorching 43 degree Celsius day! Byran also took the championship at the 2005 Ironman UK, and the 2008 Subaru Ironman Canada. 

As a native New Zealander, Byran was devastated by the major 2011 earthquake that hit Christchurch, and used his racing profile to help raise funds and awareness of the tragedy. At the 2011 Abu Dhabi triathlon, shortly after the quake, he organized a fundraiser to help survivors and raise funds for repair efforts. 

Rhodsey has been with the Cervélo family since 1998.