Conrad Stoltz, also known as “Caveman,” is from South Africa. He competes in triathlons and is triple World Champion of the XTERRA series of off-road triathlon races.
Born in Lydenburg (in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa) he now calls Stellenbosch (near the city of Cape Town), South Africa his hometown while he is based in Bend, Oregon, when competing in the United States.
Stoltz started competing in the multi-sport disciplines of duathlon and triathlon through his involvement in cycling. He is most famous for his exploits in the XTERRA series of off-road triathlons where he claimed the World Championship in his rookie season (starting the season without sponsorship) in 2001 and successfully defended it the following year.
It is also in this series that he earned the nickname “Caveman” in all likelihood due to a combination of his large stature – he is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and weighs between 176 lb (80 kg) and 180 lb (82 kg) – and his speed on downhill sections of the mountain biking leg.