Lucie was born July 17, 1974 and is a professional triathlete and Olympian from the Czech Republic who has found her second home here in South Africa.
Lucie competed at the second Olympic triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
She won Ironman 70.3 South Africa and Ironman South Africa in 2009.
She currently resides in South Africa and coaches pro, elite and age group athletes.
Born 23rd December 1992
Qualified sports coach, qualified Personal Trainer, qualified boxing instructor and Triathlon coach
A few of Jess' acheivements:
· Provincial waterpolo player
· Completed numerous long distance adventure races
· Completed Midmar 8 mile multiple times
· National level diving Champion, individual and synchronized
· 3rd in Age group at East London 70.3 Triathlon
· 3rd in Age group at Cape Town ITU
· 3rd in Age group at Durban 70.3 Triathlon
· Qualified for World Standard Distance Triathlon Champs, Cozumel, Mexico 2016
Des completed her B.Phys.Ed at Wits and after graduating worked in the fitness industry for a number of years before becoming involved in corporate sales where she headed up the sales team at SA Taxi Finance.
She has always been an avid sportswoman, representing South Africa in softball for 12 years and participated in hockey and action cricket on a provincial level.
In her thirties she developed a love for endurance sports and completed a number of endurance events including the Argus Cycle Race, 94.7 Cycle Race, Soweto marathon and the Johnson Crane marathon.
She discovered her real love, triathlon in 2012 coming 6th in her age group in her first race, Ironman 70.3 East London. She completed her first full Ironman in 2013, coming 5th in her age group. She then decided to seek the help of a coach and joined Lucie Zelenkova where she became a part of the Tifactri team.
Des was the Gauteng, 5150 Bela Bela, Ironman 70.3 Durban, and Ironman PE champion in her age group (for the 2015 season). By winning her age group at Ironman SA 2015, she qualified to participate in the Ironman World Champs held in KONA Hawaii on 10th October 2015; Des came 12th in her age group. 2016 will see Des head back to KONA after another podium finish at Ironman SA 2016
Currently she is dedicating her time to personal training and triathlon coaching under the Trifactri umbrella, as well as training for the 2016 triathlon race calendar.
The body achieves what the mind believes – I have experienced this first hand & take great pleasure in assisting others to believe in themselves.
There is nothing greater than seeing an athlete achieve his/her goals through customised, correct training and mindfulness, their goal is my achievement. My main focus is to build athletes up to be the best they can be taking into consideration their work and personal life.
Qualifications: ITEC, NLP, Level l coaching (waiting for date to write)
6 x Ironman race contender
1 x Kona (world champs) slot achiever
4 x podium positions in half IM distance (2 x 1st age grouper)
3 x podium 1st place cycle races
2 x 1st Mixed full team Double century 202km – captain
Specialising in – half & full Ironman, endurance events, team cycling.