Active Nation athletes

The coolest guys and gals we know.

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Kate Southern - "Every Day Athlete"

Kate Southern - "Every Day Athlete"

Kate is a mum of three and identifies as the 'every day athlete': she loves to keep fit, strong and healthy to get the most out of life!

While running is Kate's main passion, her training includes plenty of strength-work and functional training in order to stay injury-free.

Kate's also passionate about seeing others in her community discover the joy of running too.  She instigated parkrun in Palmerston North and is one of five trained coaches bringing the 261 Fearlessmovement to New Zealand - empowering women to take that first step into running in a safe and social environment.

Find out more about Kate here.

Lisa Tamati - Ultra-Endurance Running

Lisa Tamati is a New Zealand sporting icon. 

Having clocked up more more than 70,000km to date, and having transversed almost every major desert in the world: inspirational becomes an understatement.

Lisa is among the world's top female ultra-athletes, and one of the world's few full time adventure runners.

Running is Lisa's passion, not only as a physical pursuit but as a means to inspire and help others.

Lisa understands the need for myofascial release as an integral part of her training and recovery, and we're delighted to have her as an Active Nation/BLACKROLL® New Zealand Athlete.

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Lisa Tamati - Ultra-Endurance Runner

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Kayla Imrie - Canoe/Kayak

Kayla Imrie - Canoe/Kayak

Kayla is the Wellington born and bred elite New Zealand kayaker, who made her Olympic debut after being selected for the Rio games in 2016 as part of the New Zealand women's K4 boat.

Kayla relies on BLACKROLL® to perform at her best and we're proud to have Kayla on board as an Active Nation/BLACKROLL® New Zealand Athlete.

Kevin Manuel - Crossfit

Kevin Manuel first started CrossFit in his rugby off-season in 2010. 5 years later he qualified in the face of fierce competition from a 250,000 strong contingent of CrossFitters globally, all trying to make their way to the World CrossFit Games.

Kevin not only competed in the games, but he was named the 17th fittest man in the world. 3 years earlier his leg had been run over by a 14 tonne excavator... determined is an understatement when it comes to describing Kevin!

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Kevin Manuel - Crossfit

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Hamish Watson - Football

Hamish Watson - Football

Hamish Watson is the imposing centre forward for Wellington's A-League football team, the Wellington Phoenix. Having recently returned from international success playing in England, Hamish has also represented New Zealand at the U20 Level.

Hamish relies on BLACKROLL® for his recovery and performance, and we're proud to have Hamish Watson on board as an Active Nation/BLACKROLL® New Zealand Athlete.


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