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    Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Team Freeplay to Return in 2016
    Freeplay Magazine
    Freeplay magazine, a women’s endurance sports publication, est. 2011, has announced they will be supporting Team Freeplay for a second year in 2016. Team Freeplay’s women’s triathlon team was originally formed in the fall of 2014. Currently, the northern California team is composed of 10 age group and elite triathletes who
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon Earns Silver Level Certification from Council for Responsible Sport Making it the Largest Certified Running Event in the World
    Council for Responsible Sport
    EUGENE, OR (July 31, 2015) – The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been awarded Silver Level Certification for achieving 41 of the best practice standards offered in the Council’s certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events. The
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • Strider Bikes and the Axel Project Ride Through Utah with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
    Strider Sports Int'l Inc.
    Rapid City, SD (July 30, 2015) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, in conjunction with the Axel Project, is bringing the Strider® Adventure Zone to each of the stage finish expo locations of the Tour of Utah professional cycling event taking
  • Rosters Announced for Tour of Utah Cycling Events August 3-9
    Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
    SALT LAKE CITY – The preliminary rosters for the 16 men’s teams competing at the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-9, include 125 professional cyclists representing 24 countries.  Fifteen of the athletes taking part in this year’s 712-mile, seven-day race have experience at Grand Tour races (Tour de France,
  • MYLAPS Launches Completely Renewed EventManager
    MYLAPS Sports Timing
    Today MYLAPS Sports Timing announced new modules, new features and a new website for EventManager. EventManager engages athletes and fans with different modules that cover each aspect of the event cycle: from event registration and training to live tracking, social media updates and reliable results. What’s new? New module: EventResults offers
  • Wahoo Fitness RunFit App Combines Running, Heart Rate, and Cross-Training
    Wahoo Fitness
    (Atlanta, GA) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected devices, is pleased to announce RunFit, a new app optimized for the TICKR family of workout trackers and heart rate monitors. RunFit helps runners and gym goers use their heart rate during exercise, captures cross-training data, and
  • The Triathlon at Pacific Grove Tops TripAdvisors Travel Destination List
    Tri-California Events
    Pacific Grove, CA (July 30, 2015) — The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor has ranked Tri-California’s host city of the Pacific Grove Triathlon http://www.tricalifornia.com/index.cfm/PG2015-main.htm as one of its Top 12 Scenic Vacation Destinations. The Triathlon at Pacific Grove is sure to be added to many triathletes’ schedule this year as elite and amateur
  • 2015 Dallas Marathon Registration Prices to Increase on August 1
    Dallas Marathon
    DALLAS (July 30, 2015) – Runners interested in registering for the 2015 Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon or Behringer Relay have through Friday, July 31 to register at current prices: Marathon: $110 Half Marathon: $95 Behringer Relay: $300 On August 1, fees for the marathon and half marathon will increase to
  • Rising Star Samuel “Appo” Appleton Selects HIG for Representation
    Human Interest Group
    Boulder, CO – At the front of triathlon’s wave of young new champions, Samuel “Appo” Appleton has entered into a partnership agreement with Human Interest Group (HIG), the leading sports marketing agency and business development firm focused on world-class endurance athletes. The twenty-four-year-old Australian most recently broke the course record at the
  • Nuun Challenges the Canadian Energy Drink Market with the Launch of Boost
    July, 30 2015 – Seattle, Washington – Nuun and Company, the maker of Nuun Active Hydration, the #1 selling sports drink in bike, run, outdoor specialty and outdoor chain stores in North America today announces the availability of their scientifically supported, critically acclaimed Energy line to the Canadian market as Nuun Boost.
  • Race IT Launches New Innovative Mobile App Capabilities
    Race IT
    Richmond, VA – July 30, 2015 – Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced its partnership with Root2 LLC, the leading provider of custom mobile apps for sporting events. This partnership adds a robust “app builder” to RaceIT’s existing suite of registration software
  • Divas® Half Marathon & 5k Returns To Peachtree City
    Divas Half Marathon & 5K Series
    Miami, FL- After a successful inaugural race last fall, the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is set to return to Peachtree City on September 12th, 2015. It will be the first stop on the Divas tour this fall. “Returning for our second year is so exciting,” exclaims Robert Pozo, Executive
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Nate Ruess to Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon
    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
    NEW YORK – July 28, 2015 – Nate Ruess, lead singer of Grammy Award winning band Fun, will headline the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Ruess will perform hits from his debut solo album Grand Romantic as well as favorites from his bands Fun and The Format
  • Cadence Sports and ThunderCloud Subs Select Events.com’s Innovative Technology Platform to Power Largest Road Race in Austin, Texas
    SAN DIEGO, CA, July 29, 2015 – Events.com, an event management platform that facilitates and enhances the experience of hosting and attending events, announced today that Cadence Sports, a full-service sports management company, together with ThunderCloud Subs, has selected Events.com to streamline race week packet pickup and race day check-in
  • Hoffman Wins IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary, Eyes Kona Podium
    Human Interest Group
    Boulder, CO – The #1 American Ironman athlete, Ben Hoffman, remains focused on the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship after an exhilarating first place win at IRONMAN 70.3 Calgary this weekend. “I had a great race at Calgary 70.3 today, taking home the victory in a sprint finish against Andy Potts,” says
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • The IRONMAN Foundation Gives Back To the Boulder Community
    TAMPA, Fla. (July 28, 2015) – The IRONMAN Foundation® Community Fund will distribute $50,000 in grant funding to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Boulder, Colorado community in conjunction with the 2015 Blueprint for Athletes IRONMAN®Boulder triathlon taking place on Sunday, August 2, 2015. The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteer grant opportunities to
  • Tri-City Medical Center returns as presenting sponsor of Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast
    Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast
    July 28, 2015 – OCEANSIDE, CA – For the fourth consecutive year, Tri-City Medical Center returns as presenting sponsor for Bike The Coast – Taste The Coast (www.bike-the-coast.com), a unique cycling event, food festival and sports expo in Oceanside. The event will take place on Saturday, October 10. And, for the second
  • Sound Probiotics signs another World Champ: XTERRA ace Lesley Paterson
    Sound Probiotics
    Minneapolis, MN (July 23, 2015) –They just keep coming! Sound Probiotics has signed yet another dominant triathlete to their burgeoning ranks, adding two-time World XTERRA Champion Lesley Paterson to the list. The very popular, self-proclaimed “Scottish Lass” becomes the 4th National or World Champion on the roster, joining Rachel Joyce, Matty Reed
  • Newton Running® Will Give IRONMAN® Boulder Athletes and Supporters a Memorable Event Experience in its Hometown
    Newton Running
    Boulder, Colo. – July 28, 2015 – Newton Running®, the Boulder, Colorado-based leader in performance running shoes, is excited to welcome athletes and supporters to its hometown for the second annual IRONMAN® Boulder triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.  As a company that exists to make every stride better, Newton is rolling out
  • Winners of the 38th Running of the San Francisco Marathon Announced
    The San Francisco Marathon
    SAN FRANCISCO – On Sunday, July 26, more than 25,000 runners participated in the 38th running of The San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco’s only full (26.2 miles) and double marathon (52.4 miles) races. The event also included a 5K and two half-marathon races. This was the first year The San Francisco Marathon

Industry News

    Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • A Drug Hits Cycling Before It Hits the Market
    nytimes.com - Athletes have long found surreptitious means of obtaining banned performance-enhancing drugs, but with FG-4592, an experimental drug that increases production of red blood cells but has not yet been approved for human consumption, there actually may be a far more straightforward way — simply by ordering it from chemical-supply companies online.
  • Shimano sales up 26% in first half
    bicycleretailer.com - Shimano Inc. sales were up nearly 26 percent in the first half this year, to 197 billion yen ($1.6 billion) worldwide. Net earnings were up 76 percent, to 37 billion yen.
  • Drugs in Ultra Running – Global Reader Survey Results
    ultra168.com - Blogger Dan of Ultra168 reveals the results of a survey he personally conducted to serve as a yardstick as to where the whole drugs situation currently sits within the sport of Ultra Running.
  • Indoor Cycling Fitness Chain SoulCycle Files for IPO
    newsweek.com - Indoor cycling fitness chain SoulCycle Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock, underscoring the rising popularity of boutique chains that cater to specific workout methods such as spinning, yoga and barre.
  • Garmin to Open Two Stores in Great Miami
    sportsonesource.com - Garmin International Inc. will open two retail locations in the greater Miami area to showcase its most popular products and provide in-depth, hands-on product demonstrations. One Garmin store at the Lincoln Road Mall, and a smaller kiosk-format showcase in the upscale Aventura Mall.
  • Vibram to Launch After-market Sole Venture at OR
    sportsonesource.com - Vibram will launch an initiative that seeks to sell outsoles as an after-market upgrade to existing shoes at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (ORSM) next week.
  • Organizational shake-up at ASICS with Center of Excellence initiative
    triathlonbusiness.com - ASICS Corporation will ‘optimize its global operations through the restructuring of the organization and the hiring of talented management leaders from around the world to boost its Center of Excellence initiative to accelerate business growth.’
  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth
    ap.org - Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Despite impressive Tour, African cycling team loses sponsor
    news.yahoo.com - The title sponsor of the African cycling team that made an impressive debut at the Tour de France, cellphone network MTN, said it was ending its agreement, citing the "normal business practice" of reviewing commercial agreements.
  • Golf surpasses cycling and athletics for drug findings
    irishtimes.com - Golf has emerged in the most recent World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) figures as having a significantly higher percentage of Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) than athletics, cycling, rugby or soccer. An AAF identifies the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in any given sample.
  • Dorel hires Hamilton and LaLonde in global marketing positions
    bicycleretailer.com - Dorel Sports has appointed James Hamilton, based in the company's Frome, U.K. office, as its global marketing manager, for parts and accessories in its Cycling Sports Group. Dorel has also hired James LaLonde as global marketing manager for the Cannondale road bike business. LaLonde is based at the company's Wilton, Conn., office.
  • Mavic sales up 3%; parent company acquires functional fitness brand
    bicycleretailer.com - Mavic sales were up 3 percent globally in the first half of this year, as its parent company Amer Sports Corporation recorded a net sales increase of 9 percent, to 461.1 million euros ($509 million).
  • Sales of wearable health-tracking technology to hit $5B by 2016
    ibtimes.com.au - The release of timepieces that double as health trackers such as the Apple Watch has helped boost the market for wearable health-tracking devices. In 2016, the value is expected to jump to $5 billion - that’s 21 million wearable units sold worldwide, according to Healthline.
  • Garmin Sees 5 Percent Gain in Q2 Fitness Revenues
    sportsonesource.com - Garmin Ltd. reported sales grew 5 percent in its Fitness segment, driven by activity trackers and multisport products. Outdoor segment revenues grew 4 percent.
  • Jarden Outdoor Q2 Earnings Fall on Flat Sales
    sportsonesource.com - Jarden Corp. reported sales in its Outdoor Solutions group, which includes Coleman, Rawlings, K2 and several fishing brands, dipped 0.2 percent to $753.3 million in the second quarter ended June 30 compared with the same quarter a year earlier.
  • Tough Mudder runner nearly lost leg in freak mid-race injury, suit says
    foxnews.com - A Long Island man competing in a military-style competition that bills itself as “the world’s toughest race’’ had to call it quits after nearly losing his leg, a lawsuit claims. Christopher Jurs, 35, says his right knee was impaled by a jagged piece of metal hidden under a pool of sludge as he was sprinting through the “Electroshock Therapy’’ portion of a Tough Mudder race in Englishtown, NJ, in October 2013.
  • Say Goodbye To Lozilu Women’s Mud Run?
    obstacleracingmedia.com - After ignoring emails and posts on their Facebook page for several days (including those from Obstacle Racing Media), Lozilu emailed New England participants stating the race had been rescheduled for August 1st for “insurance reasons beyond the control of Lozilu”.
  • Big Names Launch Professional Triathlon Union
    triathlon.competitor.com - Some of the biggest names in the sport of triathlon have come together to form the Professional Triathlon Union (PTU), the organization announced. The global union will work to represent all professional non-drafting triathletes and will aim to “improve the sport in its entirety to benefit pro non-drafting triathletes and all stakeholders.”
  • Tara Comer Joins WFT Board
    ironman.com - Tara Comer and Women For Tri go together like bikes and open roads. As the most recent addition to the Women For Tri board of advisors, Comer brings a wealth of expertise and passion.
  • NPD Group: Women’s-specific cycling product sales continue to grow
    bicycleretailer.com - According to data presented during a webinar hosted by the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, Julia Day, the executive director of NPD Group's Sports and Leisure Trends Division, told attendees that cycling industry sales totaled $3.3 billion a 12-month period ending May 2015, with sales of women's-specific products totaling $468 million, or 14 percent, up 5.1 percent over the same period ending May 2014.
  • Skechers Q2 Revenues Soar 36.3 Percent
    sportsonesource.com - Skechers USA, Inc. reported second quarter 2015 net sales were $800.5 million compared to $587.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, a gain of 36.3 percent. Net earnings rose 129.2 percent to $79.8 million, or $1.55 a share.
  • Reynolds Cycling Promotes Gosselin to US Sales Manager
    sportsonesource.com - Reynolds Cycling has promoted Tom Gosselin to the new position of domestic sales manager following two years of managing inside sales for the Frame Builder program and Reynolds’ web store sales.
  • Zone3 announce sponsorship of IRONMAN Austria winner Eva Wutti
    lavamagazine.com - A major brand worldwide sporting some of the best-rated performance products on the market, Zone3 is proud to announce the sponsorship of Austrian Champion Eva Wutti to their ever growing list of athletes worldwide.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Adidas Unveils Mobile Boost Exhibit
    sportsonesource.com - Adidas unveiled a scalable interactive exhibit celebrating its products and technologies that will appear at the country’s premier running events. Boost Experience by Adidas was previewed at an Adidas event in early July and is scheduled to arrive at 13 additional events throughout the year, debuting to the public at The San Francisco Marathon at Pier 39 on Sat., July 25.
  • Club Ride hires female designer, hopes to make women’s clothing half of its business
    bicycleretailer.com - Club Ride Apparel has added a female designer to its staff, as a part of the brand's strategy to increase women's sales to 50 percent of its overall sales by next year. Mia Stearns joins Club Ride after three years as the men's knits and fleece designer and one year as the mountain bike designer at Fox Head.
  • Fleet Feet Sports Launches The Power of Running
    runnersweb.com - Fleet Feet Sports, the retail leader in building and supporting thriving local running communities, announces the launch of its "The Power of Running" campaign.
  • Taiwan Excellence, TAG Heuer and Strava join Abbott at BMW Berlin-Marathon
    triathlonbusiness.com - As the 42nd edition of the BMW Berlin-Marathon edges closer to its start date of 27 September 2015, the event also welcomes TAG Heuer as the new official timing partner, plus Taiwan Excellence and Strava.
  • Polar Bottle launches first lightweight hot/cold bottle line
    triathlonbusiness.com - The designers at Polar Bottle have responded to requests for a brand new product line – Polar Bottle Ergo – that ‘takes the plastic water bottle into uncharted territory.’
  • Adventure Team Challenge Signs MetLife as Presenting Sponsor
    sportsonesource.com - National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today that MetLife, Inc. has joined as presenting sponsor for the inaugural Adventure Team Challenge North Carolina taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 2-4, 2015.

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