Sam is a renowned endurance athlete and is the current World Multisport Champion.
During the past 24 Months he has also won the European Multisport Championship in Sweden, the world stage racing title in China, and a round of the Adventure Racing World Series in addition to several top finishes in International long distance triathlon races. Sam is coached by Halberg award recipient Gordon Walker and mentored by Tino Tabak, NZ’s most successful Tour de France rider.
Sam grew up in Whakatane. The forests, clean lakes and rivers were an ideal environment for nurturing his passion for competition and the outdoors.
Check out just some of Sam's National and World Class achievements and coverage on his latest Coast to Coast WIN
1st Coast to Coast 2017 World Multisport Champs
1st Coast to Coast 2016 World Multisport Champs
1st Xtrail Altay 2016 AR World Series expedition race, China
1st Wulong Mountain Quest 2016 Stage Racing World Champs, China
7th ICF Surf Ski World Tour, NZ race 2016
3rd New Zealand Skyrunning Championship, 85km
3rd CRNZ Surf Ski National Champs 2016
12th IRONMAN Copenhagen 2016
Sam has well and truly tried and tested the GU range - in the last year alone he consumed approximately 250 gels - seems an awful lot but for a typical 3 day adventure race Sam can use 30 – 40 of them. "I especially love the Roctane Energy Gels, they are excellent. I have had a few of the multis serve flasks, which are a great Idea, I have one in my swimming bag and have a swig before training."
For additional energy Sam also uses Stroopwafels and Chews in both training and racing, and finds the drink tabs and electrolyte capsules are great and really important during hot weather.