The Ice Cream Athlete

Kevin McDowell to represent America in the 2020 Olympics!

We cannot express the level of pride and joy we have in getting to share that Capannari athlete, Team USA athlete, and world-class competitor Kevin McDowell is officially heading to the Olympics. A Chicago native and cancer survivor, Kevin’s perseverance, dedication, and drive is an inspiration to all. We have known Kevin since he was just one of the neighborhood kids and have been lucky enough to have front row seats in watching him become the athlete he is today. In 2016, Capannari’s took up the honor of being an official sponsor of Kevin’s as he set his goals on making it to the Olympics and, holy cow, he did it!!

All summer long we will be celebrating and cheering Kevin on for the big event!

Kevin in action
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Kevin says …

“Excited to announce my partnership with @capannariicecream! I grew up going to this ice cream store in Mount Prospect, IL and still to this day believe they have the best ice cream around!”

Caps says …

“We are dear friends of Kevin and his whole family. McDowell’s were our neighbors here in Mount Prospect back in the early 90’s. We have watched Kevin grow up to be the athlete he is today – hardworking, dedicated and determined. It’s our goal, and an honor, to support him along the way.”

Kevin McDowell and Capannari Ice Cream

About Kevin

Ranked the No. 1 junior triathlete in the U.S. in 2010, Kevin hit the biggest hurdle in his life when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. After an intense chemotherapy course, Kevin returned to his triathlon training with a goal to be on the U.S. Olympic Team. Through amazing dedication and tremendous work, Kevin returned to racing and has not stopped since. He is a 7-time World Triathlon Cup medalist and USA Triathlon Elite National Champion and now Olympian!!!

Career Highlights

USA Triathlon National Team Member

2020 Silver Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships 
2019 Silver Santo Domingo ITU Triathlon World Cup
2019 Bronze Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup
2018 Bronze at ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
2018 Named 2017 Elite Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon
2017 Sarasota ITU World Cup, Bronze Medal
2017 Huelva ITU World Cup, Silver Medal
2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup, Top American, 5th overall
2017 Edmonton ITU World Triathlon, Top American, 17th overall
2017 Madrid World Cup, Top American – 5th overall
2017 Australia ITU World Cup, Top American – 11th overall
2015 Pan American Games, Silver Medalist
2015 Chengdu ITU World Cup, Bronze Medalist
2014 Chengdu ITU World Cup, Silver Medalist
2014 FISU World University Triathlon, First Place Champion
Elite Triathlon Academy Member
2010 Youth Olympic Games, Silver Medalist
2010 Youth Olympic Games Mixed Team Relay, Bronze Medalist
2010 ITU Junior World Championships, Bronze Medalist
2010, 2009 USA Triathlon Junior Elite, Triathlete of the Year