PURE Athlete Sponsorship Program

We're proud to support a number of New Zealand athletes of all ages, across a wide variety of sports, as they work towards their goals.

Just a selection of PURE sponsored athletes are profiled below.

Lydia O'Donnell

"We’re all born to run. We’re not born fit, we’re not born fast, we’re not born strong. But we’re all born with unlimited potential to be the best athletes we can be. Take that potential, and run with it"

Ben Oliver

Ollie Newton

Dr Hannah Wells

Kate Fluker

20-year-old Elite U23 Triathlete, born in Hamilton and based in Cambridge. Tri highlights so far: 2011 Elite World Junior Champion Beijing, 2011 - 2013 National and Oceania Elite Junior Champion. Goal for 2015 is podium at 2015 World U23 Champs. Ultimate goal is Gold at the 2020 Olympic Games. Pure has been the only sports drink I can tolerate after recently being diagnosed with Fructose intolerance. Great hydration and love the taste!

Joe Nation

Ian Seymour

Jordan Grant

I have been playing hockey for 18 years and am still in love with the sport! From a young age, I began representing Canterbury Hockey and haven't looked back. In 2012, I made the NZ Development squad which was a fantastic stepping stone to elite hockey, and allowed me to see where I needed to get to reach the next step. This year is when it all began. I debuted in February against Great Britain and have been very fortunate to attend both the Hockey World Cup and Commonwealth Games where we placed 5th and 3rd respectively. I'm hoping to continue pushing for places in future tours, with 2016 Rio in my sights!

Sacha & Jake Earnest

Ben Gibbs

Katherine Camp

My name is Katherine Camp, I am 27 years old and am New Zealand's current 800m and 1500m national champion. I started running when I was in primary school-I think I was one if the few kids that enjoyed racing cross country! After realizing I had some talent, I then joined my first athletics club, (Te Awamutu Atgletics Club) and have been training and racing ever since! After becoming nz Secondary schools champion in High school I was offered a scholarship to study in America at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. It was an amazing experience and really opened my eyes to the depth and talent that surrounded me. It made me work harder and become a better athlete. Once I graduated from University, I kept training and was selected to be a member of the 4x400m relay team that went to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. This was an incredible atmosphere to be part of and I really motivated me to work towards racing in an individual event in future Games. I am now working towards next years Olympic Games in Tokyo and am excited to be part of the Pure Nutrition family. Nutrition is an important element of recovery for me and it is important that I am fueling myself with the right things to get through tough training sessions. Pure Nutrition with help Pre, post and during sessions to ensure I'm always fueled and hydrated! To follow my progress this year follow me on Instagram: ktbugz14 or friend me on Facebook!

Hannah Osborne

Jaimee Leader

My name is Jaimee Leader and I am an NZ U19 Triathlete currently based in Palmerston North. I have been competing since a young age, firstly as a competitive swimmer and then as a Triathlete. I have enjoyed representing my School, home town Manawatu and NZ regularly throughout race the season each year. I was really pleased to win my 6th NZ Schools Triathlon title this year and also enjoyed an exciting summer season of Elite racing around NZ with pleasing results. The highlight of 2013 was definitely representing NZ at the Elite U19 World Triathlon Champs in London, it was a wonderful experience for me where I gained valuable race knowledge. I am looking forward to representing NZ again at the World Championships this year. I have recently been selected to compete in the Elite U19 World Triathlon Champs and also the Elite Junior World Aquathlon Champs which is being held in Edmonton, Canada in August. It is wonderful to keep learning from these opportunities and gain the experience from ITU races that will help prepare me as I progress towards U23 racing and Olympic distance. I am 100% committed to achieving my goals and I am aiming to continue to represent NZ the best that I can. I am coached and mentored by Olympic Triathlete Samantha Warriner (SWEAT7 Coaching) who has been a credit to my success so far as a triathlete. In my spare time, when I am not training I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping and eating sushi ! :) I am really excited to be on board with the Pure brand as I have previously struggled to find a nutrition drink supplement that gives me the hydration I need during training and racing. You can follow me on Twitter: @JaimeeLeader , Email me: jaimeeleader@xtra.co.nz or check out my new Blog Page : www.leader.kiwi

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Cory Bennett

I have been playing hockey for around 18 years now. Ive always represented North Harbour and intend to do so until my career is over. I have recently completed my 6th season playing in the National Hockey League and I have been a member of the New Zealand Hockey team for over 3 years now. I have played over 30 games scoring 9 goals as a defender and a drag flicker. My goals are not necessarily events but rather the goal that when I finish hockey I have no regrets and I reach the best possible version of myself in sport and in life. In doing this I believe the rest will follow.

Olivia Loe

Izzy Flint

Anita McLaren

Eliza Grigg

Jake Earnest

Hi, my name is Jake Earnest. I am 11 years old and I've been racing BMX since I was 4 years of age. One of my greatest achievements so far was when I represented New Zealand at the 2013 BMX World Championships and finished 5th in the final in the 8 year old boys category. Then, I went on to compete at three more BMX World Championships with the latest one this year, held in Medellin, Colombia, where I finished in the top 16. For this 2016 season, for my age, I have ranked 2nd in the BMX Oceania Championships, 3rd in the BMXNZ National Championships & 3rd in the 10-12 boys downhill event at CRANKWORX Rotorua . My goals for next season are to keep racing my BMX and MTB as fast as I can at a regional, national and international level.