Team Russell Athletic ZA

Team Russell is made up of a group of talented people from around the world who all share one thing in common,
the drive, self-belief and passion to achieve their goals and dreams.

Liezel Van Der Westhuizen

Liezel Van Der Westhuizen is a South African TV Presenter and Model. The South African model was voted in the Guardians Top 200 Young South Africans. As Russell Athletic Ambassador Liezel will reflect a lifestyle and philosophy of womens style and fitness.


2. What is your most treasured possession?

My Mom and my Mountain Bike.

4. What is your favorite sport, and why?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding because it allows me to feel at peace and at one with the ocean.

6. Which living person do you most admire and why?

Bethany Hamilton – The inspirational Christian athlete from Hawaii who courageously returned to surfing after surviving the loss of her arm in a shark attack.

7. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Chrissie Wellington – four-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion.

8. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

1970 in California, US the year that Mountain biking was said to originate.

9. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Completing The Full Ironman Triathlon in South Africa (3.9km swim; 180km cycle and 42.2 km run).

10. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

The sum of the little things matter much more than the big thing. My gran diagnosed with cancer, taught me to appreciate the small things in life.