Video: Five Ten celebrates a decade of collaboration with Greg Minnaar
Words: Adidas Five Ten
Greg Minnaar has taken part in 144 UCI World Cup races; he has raced at 68 World Cup venues around the world with over 80% of those arriving among the 20 fastest runners on the planet. He has won more World Cup races than any other man in the history of the sport. For over a decade, Greg Minnaar has partnered with Five Ten and was instrumental in the development of the Hellcat line of footwear, making them the most successful shoes of all time.
Minnaar’s clothesless career saw him first enter the coveted Top 10 at Big Bear in 1999. He went on to have 109 top 10s, 81 podiums and 22 World Cup wins. He won his first race in Kaprun in 2001 at the age of just 18 and claimed his 22nd World Cup victory in Lousa, Portugal, 20 years later.
His career has spanned more than just World Cup success, Greg has participated in 24 UCI World Championships. He has 3 bronze medals, 4 silver medals and was crowned world champion 3 times.
Over the course of his career, Greg has beaten all the other World Cup winning riders who have dared to challenge him in his career. And his success isn’t just limited to downhill racing. In 2003, Greg won the World Cup 4 times and then took 7th place at Red Bull Rampage, the most iconic freeride event of a generation.
Greg’s career is decorated with more success than we will ever see again. There will never be another Greg Minnaar and that’s why they call him the greatest of all time.
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In 2021, Greg Minnaar continues to push the boundaries of sport and fight for the top step of the podium. adidas Five Ten has been a part of their journey for over a decade and the latest development of the Hellcat Pro is a testament to their commitment to continue to give it the edge. But it doesn’t end there, every detail and design request that Greg has provided is available to runners and cyclists around the world. The shoes Greg runs week after week are identical to the shoes sold in stores and online today.
Thank you Grégoire
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