We are excited to welcome young gun triathlete Hayden Wilde to the Altra New Zealand team.
Hayden has won multiple off-road multisport titles, in New Zealand and abroad, including two age group Xterra World Championships. Eyeing the olympics, Wilde has made the shift to triathlon with some impressive results. Recently he claimed 8th at the Chendu ITU triathlon World Cup, just 10sec off the lead after a sprint finish.
Prior to his Chendu race Hayden gave us some insight into his hunt for Altra and his future plans-
“Over the past few months Ive been looking for the perfect racing shoes. After searching high and low I finally found what I was looking for. Being from an off road running, triathlon background I have stumbled across Altra before but I thought it was just another off-road shoe brand. My mother says “not to judge a book by its cover” and when a friend of mine told me to do some research and give their road shoes a go, I caved. The first run in the Escalante had me hooked.
My first race with a pair of Altras lead me to a victory at the new Caledonia triathlon and I will be racing in the next ITU WC in China in the Vanish-R. It’s light, comfortable and suits my running form with zero drop sole.
This year I will be travelling the globe racing the ITU triathlon World Cup series around Asia and Europe. I am very excited about giving Altra a go for my 2018 racing season.”