Video: Pro triathlete Cameron Dye shares his best swim tips for Ironman 70.3 Boulder
Posted Aug 04 2011 5:41pm
Nicknamed “White Lightning”, Cameron Dye is one of the only professional triathletes born in Boulder, Colorado. According to his bio on trakkers, Cameron’s athletic background started with swimming at the age of 8 and capped off in the pool with four years on the University of Iowa swim team. He also ran cross country at Boulder’s Fairview High School for three years, helping the team to a state title in 2001. The Boulder Peak triathlon was his first race as the age of 15.
A few career highlights for Cameron as an amateur include finishing first at the Boulder Peak Triathlon and Chicago Triathlon in 2006. His list of career highlights as an elite is quite impressive. Cameron represented the United States at the 2009 ITU World Championship Series Grand Finale in Gold Coast, Australia, he placed eighth at the USAT Elite National Championship in 2009, he picked up his first professional win at the 2009 Memphis in May Triathlon, then placed seventh at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon and at the Chicago Triathlon in 2009 and finally, finished eighth at the 2008 Musselman ITU Pan American Cup race.
In 2010, Cameron finished fifth at Rev3 Triathlon in Knoxville, Tennessee in May, he won the St. Anthony’s Triathlon on April 25 for the biggest victory of his career and took second at the Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup in March.
Cam is racing this weekend at the Ironman 70.3 Boulder triathlon and Wednesday night he joined the likes of Ben Hoffman,Joe Gambles and Uli Bromme at the Runners Roost in downtown Denver to talk about the course and their background. Below is Cameron offering tips and advice on the 1.2 mile swim in Boulder Reservoir.