Cam Dye has been a perennial name in the top ranks of professional Olympic Distance Triathlon for a decade. Although the 34-year old is still very relevant and one of the main contenders for the win in any non-drafting Olympic distance event, Dye is opting to close out his prolific career and looks forward to spending more time with his family and building a future career in the financial world.
Known for his fierce and dominating swim-bike combo, Dye’s simple tactics of going as hard as you can from the gun typically saw him first out of the water, go full gas on the bike to build upon his lead, and most often hold off the field on the run for the win. His all-out style of racing landed him 36 professional victories and numerous podiums throughout his career. Named the 2012 and 2013 ‘Triathlete of the Year’, Dye said
“Some of my proudest achievements in triathlon were winning the Lifetime Fitness overall series title 3 years in a row from 2012 to 2014, winning a Bronze medal at the ITU Team World Championships in 2013, and Winning St. Anthony’s Triathlon 4 times (the most wins by a man”).
Sponsored by First Endurance since his early years as a professional triathlete, Dye remarked “I have been extremely lucky in my career that I had the support of some amazing companies. First Endurance was basically the only nutrition company I have ever worked with, and I am very proud to have been able to represent such an incredible brand, and group of people that are behind it.”
“It’s not often in professional sports that loyalty goes both ways between an athlete and a sponsor, and I am forever grateful for the unwavering support of First Endurance as I pursued my dreams.”
First Endurance Founder and VP of Science and Technology, Robert Kunz, weighed in on the successful career of Cam Dye, stating “One of many First Endurance athletes who started with First Endurance early in their career, Cam has been with the team since 2011 using First Endurance as his sole nutrition sponsor throughout the heart of his professional career. It’s really satisfying to see these athletes flourish in their professional careers and really be able to chase their dreams. Cam has been a model professional racing at the top of his game for many, many years and has always treated us with the upmost respect and support. We wish Cam the very best as he embarks on the next part of his life.”
As Dye looks to start the next chapter in his life, he thoughtfully said
“As I look back on my career in triathlon, I can’t help but smile. What started as the dream of a 15 year old, turned into a 12 year adventure that took me around the world and gave me the opportunity to do some amazing things, and meet some incredible people”.
” I certainly didn’t win every race I did, but I feel like I always gave it my best, and many times that was good enough. There are far too many people to thank that have helped me along the way, but I will forever be grateful to my family, my sponsors, and my other supporters that have helped me achieve my dreams in the sport.”