VICTORIA—The nation’s high-performance triathletes will be swimming, biking and running in new duds on the road to 2020, thanks to a new partnership established with PROJECT clothing and Triathlon Canada. PROJECT, an Australian-owned clothing brand synonymous with team and individual summer sports, has inked a four-year deal to supply all racing and…
Austin, TX. (February 22, 2016) — Kammok, makers of outdoor gear for the city-to-trail adventurer, introduces its all-new synthetic designs of trail quilts and hammock underquilts to their 2017 product collection. Kammok is widely known for making the best elevated camping gear in the world and providing adventurers with the highest level of workmanship, materials and…
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Medalist Sports LLC, a full-service sports management company responsible for the production of world-class professional cycling competitions and cause-related events, has announced it will expand it business unit for cause-related events. Melanie Blakey has been hired as Project Manager for cause-related events and projects. Blakey brings expertise…
The RunnerBox released its February-March subscription box this month which includes ten new partners. This new release will ship out to current subscribers as well as anyone who signs up before the March 30th deadline. Keeping with The RunnerBox mission, the aim of this release is to economically introduce athletes to…
INDIANAPOLIS – (Feb. 22, 2017) Beyond Monumental has hired Jed Cornforth as Executive Director. Cornforth comes from USA Football where he was the Director of Strategy and Business Analysis since September of 2013, after having previously worked at USA Track & Field for 10 years, most recently as Director of…
NEW YORK CITY, February 22, 2017 – This weekend’s GFNY Colombia will finish on top of the infamous La Cuchilla climb at 3365m / 11,040ft. It’s the world’s highest all-comers race finish line. And it’s popular: the 1800 entries to the race were sold out a month before the race. GFNY…
On Saturday, July 15, 2017 Onurmark Productions will produce the first annual Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon which will take nearly 300 athletes from around the globe on an epic journey through one of the most challenging and breathtaking extreme triathlons on Earth. Joining the ranks of those vying for the finish…
Oakland, CA (February 21, 2017) – Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today the hiring of Tim Cole as Sales Manager and Assistant Race Director. Cole will operate out of CSE’s West Coast office in Oakland, CA and oversee corporate sponsor acquisition and event operations for the Oakland Running Festival. Cole, a passionate runner…
February 21, 2017 (Honolulu, HI) – This weekend’s FedHealth XTERRA South Africa Championship, the first of 41 events in 33 countries on the XWC qualifying series schedule, will host some 2,000 racers at the Grabouw Country Club in the Western Cape including Olympians Richard Murray and Flora Duffy. “We are proud…
(Logan, UT — February 21, 2017) — Altra’s original shoe, the Instinct, has been updated to its latest version, the Instinct 4.0, including an update to its Intuition 4.0, which is specifically designed for women. Due to popular demand from its customers, Altra is going back to the fit of…
J&A Racing, a world-class race management company based in Virginia Beach is pleased to announce that the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Kilometer presented by Bon Secours In Motion has been recognized as a Sports Event to Watch in 2017 by SportsEvents Magazine. This exciting event features flat, fast courses,…
Santa Monica, CA February 21, 2017 – After a nationwide campaign that drew more than 2,000 entries, Beachbody, LLC, creators of Beachbody Performance supplements, announced that six everyday people have been chosen to start a journey toward one of the most difficult challenges imaginable: becoming an IRONMAN®. “Make Me an IRONMAN,”…
ORAL I.V., Inc. the creator of one of the only all-natural, sugar-free, stimulant-free and zero calorie hydration aids on the market, further reinforces its position in the health & wellness market with its launch on GNC.com. 2017 has started off as a huge year for ORAL I.V. The addition of…
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp announced that they will be releasing their First Annual Registration Trends Report at the Running USA Conference kicking off in Orlando on 2/26/17. The report, mined from RunSignUp registration and result data from 2015 and 2016, pinpoints benchmarks and trends that the industry can learn from.…
Cincinnati, Ohio, February 21, 2017 – The original custom sports fuel company, INFINIT Nutrition, once again leads the market with the announcement that they will be adding a vegan-friendly protein alternative to their all-natural customizable sports line. “We hear it all the time,” says Michael Folan, INFINIT founder and CEO, “athletes want and need…
Chattanooga, TN – Quintana Roo (QR), celebrating 30 years of manufacturing triathlon-specific bikes known for their design innovation, elite technology and focus on helping triathletes exceed their performance goals, today announced a three-year partnership with Team MPI. This collaboration will bring more cycling training opportunities to Team MPI coaches and team members. “This…
February 2017: Sports nutrition leader Science in Sport has just been named the official hydration sponsor for the queen event and World Championships of the GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series: the Campagnolo GFNY New York City, on May 21st, 2017. Already the official sports nutrition supplier to Team Sky, British Cycling, and…
Denver, CO – Sean Swarner, also known as the Cancer Climber, is partnering with XX2i Optics, crafters of award winning performance polarized sunglasses, for his Mission of Hope expedition to the North Pole. The trip is a crowdfunding campaign to bring hope for those who have been touched by cancer and raise money for cancer institutions. Donors…
AUSTIN, Texas, February 21, 2017 – The 26th edition of the Austin Marathon took place on Sunday, February 19th. The race began at 7 a.m. and featured the return of the Elite Athlete Program, included Official Race Ambassador Leo Manzano, and was broadcast live by FloTrack and streamed around the world.…
(CARLSBAD, CA—February 21, 2017)—Compression sock innovator. PRO Compression has teamed with SMACK! Media to help plan and implement strategic marketing, copywriting, public relations and athlete campaigns for 2017. Known for their eye-popping designs, PRO Compression socks and sleeves are made using a proprietary blend of nylon and poly materials, which after…
Sun Valley, Id. (February 21, 2017) – Club Ride Apparel (CRA), the Sun Valley-based creators of casual-performance cycling apparel designed for the ride and everything after, is excited to announce its Tees for Trails program. Every year, starting in May and running through September, the company will donate 50% of sales from their…
February 20th, 2017: velofix has added another partnership to the mix, this time focusing on nutrition for athletes. The one-year partnership names GU Energy Labs as the Official Nutrition Sponsor for velofix across North America. GU has been providing sports nutrition to athletes since the early 1990’s with their mission of helping athletes go faster and longer…
QUANTICO, VA (February 17, 2017) – With an eager pace of eleven minutes, 12 seconds runners from 45 states have snapped up all 3,000 entries for the Marine Corps 17.75K as registration opened at 11 a.m. Eastern today. On March 25, every Marine Corps 17.75K finisher will receive an “access granted” card guaranteeing a…
Florida resident, Robert Norman, set the record for most miles paddled in a 24-hour period on February 11, 2017. Norman, who has only been paddle boarding since 2014, broke the previous record by 12 miles with a total of 111.8 miles. To stay hydrated and awake throughout the 24 hours,…
Boulder, Colorado, February 17, 2017 – In association with UltraRunning Magazine, Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce the results of the Fastest Known Time Of The Year Awards 2016 (FKTOY). The men’s competition was won by Pete Kostelnick for his incredible Trans America FKT,…
Fitbit shares plummet 30% after quarterly results
cnbc.com - The company reported adjusted earnings of 19 cents per share, in line with Wall Street expectations. Its revenues of $504 million missed expectations of $507 million. Fitbit also gave weak guidance for its upcoming fourth quarter, and is now expecting revenues between $725 million and $750 million for the holiday season.
U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030
journaltimes.com - By 2030, American women will live an average of more than 83 years, while men may reach an average of 80, a new study estimates. These figures are up just slightly from current 2010 estimates. Right now, American women live to an average of 81, while men live to an average of 77.
Runner’s foot impaled by nail purposely placed on trail
kvue.com - The 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park west of Asheville remains closed after a runner's foot was impaled by a nail purposely placed on a popular trail that leads to the Black Rock Summit. Since Saturday, 40 nails hammered into tree roots and logs have been found.
Garmin expands professional cycling team sponsorships
bikebiz.com - Garmin International Inc has today announced the sponsorship of nine professional cycling teams in 2017, including five world tour teams and four mountain biking teams.
Garmin will continue to sponsor Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling and Movistar teams, whilst Astana Pro, FDJ Pro and Team Dimension Data are amongst the latest to receive sponsorships. Additionally, Garmin will continue to support the Trek Factory Racing, CLIF Pro, CUBE and Scott-SRAM mountain biking teams.
SRM works with Look on new carbon power meter crank
bicycleretailer.com - SRM has announced a strategic partnership with Look Cycle. The two companies said they will cooperate to make products and services in composite and electronics. The first collaborative project is a carbon crank arm for the SRM Origin PowerMeter.
André Greipel pedalled out as LOOK ambassador
triathlonbusiness.com - German pro cyclist André Greipel, of team Lotto-Soudal, now has Kéo Blade Carbon pedals that carry his name. Nicknamed the ‘Rostock Gorilla’, the three-time German Champion, recognized as one of the most fearsome sprinters in the WorldTour peloton, has become a LOOK ambassador.
Adidas Was the Only Major Brand That Succeeded in Selling Running Shoes in January
footwearnews.com - Of the major brands in the running footwear category, Adidas was the only one to post a sales gain in January Despite ongoing sluggishness in running shoes, NPD analysts say athletic trends as well as fashion sneakers continue to be footwear’s hot category, with the leisure category pulling off an 11 percent gain in revenues, to $505.1 million, in the first month of 2017.
Shimano announces two-year deal with MS Mondraker
bikebiz.com - Bicycle componentry specialist Shimano and downhill mountain biking team MS Mondraker have announced their partnership for the next two years. MS Mondraker will ride with Shimano Saint drivetrain components at the highest level of mountain biking for the next two seasons.
Zone3 makes a splash in the swimwear category with Mark Foster
triathlonbusiness.com - British-based triathlon and open water swimming brand Zone3 has announced a long term partnership with Mark Foster in conjunction with the launch of a new range of swimwear, which includes a signature ‘Foster’ collection. As part of the partnership, Foster will be launching his own ‘MF-X’ range of Zone3 swimwear with both training garments and FINA approved performance race wear.
H3 Publications shutters Decline and Road magazines
bicycleretailer.com - H3 Publications owner Dave House has closed down industry titles Decline and Road after a 13-year run. The staff of six employees at H3's headquarters in Southern California were let go Tuesday morning. Both Decline and Road had recently transitioned to a digital-only format, with the November/December issues as their last print editions.
Strava adds Instagram’s head of product Kevin Weil to board
cyclingindustry.news - Strava has announced the addition of a key board member, Kevin Weil, and a strategic investment round led by Go4it, a sports asset and partnerships firm headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Weil is currently the Head of Product at Instagram where he oversees consumer, growth and monetisation products. An avid runner and long-time Strava athlete, Weil previously served as Senior Vice President of Product at Twitter.
Interbike: Utah no longer possible venue for future shows
bicycleretailer.com - Officials from Emerald Expositions, parent company to Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, met via teleconference with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and determined that in light of the outcome of the call and the ongoing debate over the issue of public land use, Interbike will not include the state of Utah in the RFP process for future show locations.
Sandy Nicholls to retire after 39 years with Gita
bicycleretailer.com - Sandy Nicholls will be leaving the Gita Sporting Goods offices in Charlotte for one last time Feb. 24 after 39 years working for the distributor/importer of Italian cycling goods.
Hoka Is Trying to Reinvent the Running Spike
outsideonline.com - Hoka One One put in two years of research and development to create a distance spike called the Hoka Speed EVO R that debuted at the U.S. Trials last July and went on sale this month.
Triathletes Can’t Get Enough of This Crazy Swedish Sport
triathlete.com - Ötillö, which means “island to island” in Swedish, put swimrun in the international spotlight and is now the sport’s world championship race. Teams of two swim among 26 islands and run over them, ultimately swimming 10K in water temps hovering around 60 degrees, and running 40 miles.
Minimal Strikes Back – New Study Muddles the Midsole Debate
insideoutdoor.com - An independent study by PhDs Hannah M. Rice, Steve T. Jamison and Irene S. Davis, published in July 2016’s Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, proffered an interesting conclusion. They were seeking a relationship between forces exerted on a runner’s body wearing traditional running shoes landing on their heel or forefoot, versus runners using minimalist footwear but landing on their forefoot.
SRAM ends sales of internal gear hubs
bicycleretailer.com - SRAM is stopping production of its internal gear hubs and related parts due to declining sales. SRAM will accept orders for the parts until March 3 but will review each order to see if it can be fulfilled with available inventory and production capacity.
Twin Cities In Motion Renews Sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota
runnersweb.com - Twin Cities In Motion, organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a host of year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has extended its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota, the elite long distance running training which has sent dozens of athletes to international competitions, including the Olympic Games.
Shimano bike sales slumped 17.4% in 2016
bicycleretailer.com - Shimano's worldwide bicycle-related sales slumped 17.4 percent in the company's fiscal 2016 to 259,455 million yen ($2.27 billion), while operating income in that segment declined 27.5 percent. The company's net sales were down 14.7 percent.
Asics America Shows Some Stabilization In Q4
sgbonline.com - Asics America improved its profitability in the fourth quarter while lowering the rate of its sales decline versus recent quarters. The loss in the period for the American region was reduced to ¥858 million from ¥4.5 billion in the same period a year ago. Revenues declined 8.7 percent to ¥25.7 billion from ¥28.2 billion. The fourth-quarter figures were calculated by subtracting nine-month figures from full-year results.
The Really Confusing Way Doping Gets Policed in Triathlon
triathlete.com - The two Ironman triathletes’ names who tested positive on Feb 3 for banned substances are not on the U.S. Anti-Doping Association’s sanctions list, a continually updated chart of athletes currently facing sanctions for positive tests. That’s because triathlon’s doping ban system is at best confusing and at worst ineffective at keeping the sport fair.
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