The Pho3nix Foundation is proud to welcome eight-time triathlon world champion Javier Gomez to the Pho3nix Team. The Spanish star joins an elite squad who live out the Pho3nix Foundation ideals of rising through challenge, inspiring the next generation to chase their dreams.
With a career spanning 25 years, Gomez is a contender whenever he toes the starting line. The Olympic silver medalist is the first athlete ever to win five Triathlon World Championships. When he shifted into long-course racing, he added two Ironman 70.3 World Championships and the Long Distance World Championship to his trophy cabinet in addition to an offroad triathlon world title.
But it hasn’t always been a rosy path: diagnosed with a cardiac anomaly only a year into his triathlon career, Gomez found a long battle supported by world-ranked cardiologists to recover his racing license. This is why the Pho3nix Foundation’s ethos resonates so strongly with him.
He is also no stranger to the work done by the Pho3nix Foundation. With the reopening of the world after lockdowns, he introduced Pho3nix Kids Triathlon by Javier Gomez Noya across Spain to provide the nation’s children opportunity to engage in sport.
Gomez states, “I am super proud of being a Pho3nix athlete. This is not the typical commercial sponsorship of a product or a brand; it is much more than this. I feel very committed and fully identify with the vision, values and program of the Pho3nix Foundation. Promoting and activating sport within young people is one of the legacies I am very focused on. Racing for this cause is just a dream come true.”