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    Friday, July 3, 2015
  • TBI Global Conference Focuses on Strategy, Networking, Trends and Education to Shape the Future of Triathlon
    Triathlon Business International
    Roth, GERMANY – July 3, 2015 – Triathlon Business International (TBI), the industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and business of triathlon internationally, today announced that its 2nd Global Conference, “Shaping the Future of Triathlon,” July 9 – 11, in Roth, Germany is nearing a registration sell-out. Those interested in attending can
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Eight New Members Elected to Running USA Board of Directors
    Running USA
    WICHITA, Kan. – July 2, 2015 – Running USA, the national non-profit trade organization for running events and businesses, is pleased to announce the addition of eight newly elected members to the Running USA Board of Directors. This year’s class comprises four re-elected board members, including Board of Directors President
  • Pacific Sports Names Lapio Official Timing Sponsor of Sprint Triathlon Series
    Lapio, Inc.
    San Francisco, CA. – July 2, 2015 – Lapio, Inc. and Pacific Sports LLC today announced that Lapio will be the official timing sponsor of the Pacific Sports Sprint Triathlon Series and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX. Lapio software is a cloud-based, integrated solution that combines race management,
  • Foam Glow Partners with Peek App
    1n3 LLC
    Phoenix, Arizona – 1N3 LLC Foam Glow is now teaming up with Peek to drive participant social engagement at events throughout 2015.  Peek is a social media based photo app that allows users to interact with other participants at events in a unique and engaging way.  Peek drives social media engagement by posting
  • Easy Day Sports revamps Crown City Classic Coronado 4th of July race
    Easy Day Sports
    –     Annual Independence Day Race rebranded to emphasize a great running tradition in Coronado –     12K distance all about patriotism- Run 7.4 miles to celebrate July 4th –     Port of San Diego signs on as Official Sponsor –     New half-mile kids fun
  • Rudy Project Employees – Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
    Rudy Project North America
    Denver, CO—Rudy Project is recognized worldwide as a leader in helmets, sunglasses, goggles and prescription eyewear solutions for anyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors.  On the other hand, the success of these products would not be possible without an exceptional team of employees, who ‘Walk the Walk, and Talk
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • IRONMAN Announces New Start Times for IRONMAN® World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3® World Championship
    TAMPA, Fla. (July 1, 2015) – IRONMAN announced today changes to the swim starts for its World Championship events. For the 2015 IRONMAN® World Championship presented by GoPro, the men’s age-group race will begin at 6:55 A.M., with the women’s age-group race starting fifteen minutes later at 7:10 A.M. As
  • International field lines up for Challenge St Andrews
    Challenge Family
    CHALLENGESTANDREWS race week has arrived. This weekend will feature the top amateur and professional athletes in the sport racing in the beautiful seaside resort town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. One of Canada’s oldest tourist resorts, featuring the iconic Algonquin Resort, St Andrews has been a tourist destination for over a century.  This
  • Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Earns Gold Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport
    Council for Responsible Sport
    July 1, 2015— EUGENE, OR—The Hartford Marathon Foundation, producer of the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon, has earned Gold Level certification by the Council for Responsible Sport (Council) for its social and environmental sustainability initiatives. This is the second certification for the event, held October 11, 2014— the first was
  • HOKA ONE ONE Athletes Shine at USATF Championship, Western States
    Richmond, Calif. (July 1, 2015) — Racing a range of distances, HOKA ONE ONE® (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) athletes had a hugely successful weekend on the track and trail. Nicole Tully won the 5,000-meter race at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon —
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Swift USA Bicycles Signs Backbone Media To Manage Communications
    Swift USA
    RENO, Nev. (June 30, 2015) – Swift USA, LLC, distributor of purpose-built race bikes for road, time trial and mountain, names Backbone Media its agency of record to manage public relations and strategic communications. Swift USA will begin distributing SwiftCarbon Bikes in the U.S. for the first time starting this summer. Former
  • Fit Rankings signs as Sponsor of Marathon Relays
    High Five Events
    Austin, TX – June 30, 2015 – FitRankings  and High Five Events are proud to announce FitRankings as the Corporate Team Division sponsor at the Car2Go Marathon Relays. The FitRankings Corporate Team Division will include these categories: Advertising / Marketing / Media, Health & Fitness, Education, Engineering, Government, Service Industry, and Technology. “We are very excited to have Fit Rankings as the
  • Waddell & Reed KC Marathon Medals have arrived
    Kansas City Sports Commission
    KANSAS CITY, MO (June 30, 2015) – Medals for the 2015 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds have been finalized and again will highlight the beautiful skyline of Downtown Kansas City with 3-D buildings.  The antique silver finish, die cast medals have a suncatcher feature that allows
  • Humana Amps Up Partnership with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
    Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series
    SAN DIEGO – June 30, 2015 – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today announced Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, as a series-wide partner and title sponsor of four running events – in Chicago (July 18-19, 2015), Virginia Beach, Va. (Sept. 5-6, 2015), San Antonio
  • Monday, June 29, 2015
  • Headsweats to Sponsor 2015-16 Triathlon Business International Conferences
    Headsweats/Triathlon Business International
    Cincinatti, OH — Headsweats, the world leader in performance headwear for endurance athletes, is pleased to announce their silver sponsorship of the 2015 Triathlon Business International Global Conference, taking place July 9-11, 2015, in Roth Germany, and the 2016 TBI Conference, taking place January 26-28, 2016, in Marina del Rey, CA.
  • ‘The Women’s Guide to Triathlon’ Now Available
    USA Triathlon
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body for the sport of triathlon in the United States, and the organization’s women’s committee have released “The Women’s Guide to Triathlon,” with expert advice on training, techniques and equipment specifically for women participating in the sport. “The Women’s Guide to Triathlon”
  • Five Grand Tour Teams Part of Final Field of 16 at 2015 Tour of Utah
    Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Three new men’s teams and seven women’s teams have accepted invitations to compete in Tour of Utah races this August. For the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-9, the final field of 16 teams has been filled for the internationally-sanctioned 2.HC men’s stage race.
  • Riders conquer Mont Ventoux at inaugural GFNY race
    Gran Fondo New York
    A sold out field of 1,050 racers from 31 countries got to race like pros for a day at the inaugural Wear-DesignGFNY Mont Ventoux on June 28, 2015. With an exciting start in the town of Vaison-La-Romaine in Southern France’s Provence region, to the breathtaking finish atop the legendary Mont Ventoux,
  • Dye, Kaye Repeat Wins at Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon
    TriRock Triathlon Series
    Philadelphia, PA – June 28, 2015 – Despite wet conditions, more than 3,000 participants biked, ran and rocked around Fairmount Park this weekend at the 11th annual Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY). Due to the weather, the event featured a modified duathlon course during the Sprint
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015
  • Potts Claims Third IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Title while Jackson Earns First IRONMAN Title in Dominating Victories at 2015 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Triathlon
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (June 28, 2015) – Andy Potts (USA) and Heather Jackson (USA) showed grit and determination as they overcame high temperatures to earn wins at the thirteenth edition of IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene with times of 8:20:35 and 9:23:27, respectively. This was the third win for Potts at IRONMAN

Industry News

    Friday, July 3, 2015
  • BattleFrog Series Appoints New CEO
    mudrunguide.com - Ramiro Ortiz, an experienced business and sports executive, has been appointed chief executive officer of BattleFrog LLC, the obstacle course race series inspired by Navy SEALs.
  • Santa Cruz Bicycles sold to Pon Holdings, the owner of Cervélo and Focus
    bicycleretailer.com - Pon Holdings, a Dutch conglomerate that owns several bike brands including Cervélo, Focus and Gazelle, has purchased California-based Santa Cruz Bicycles. A Pon statement said that the company will remain based in Santa Cruz, Calif., and that co-founder Rob Roskopp will stay on as CEO.
  • Vibram USA acquires its sole manufacturer
    odrmag.com - Vibram USA has acquired North Brookfield, Mass.pased Quabaug Corp., the U.S. manufacturer and distributor of Vibram's rubber soling products since 1965. The combined entity will now do business as Quabaug Vibram Innovation, allowing Vibram to focus on developing and commercializing North American products.
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
  • Equity investor buys Backcountry and Competitive Cyclist from Liberty
    bicycleretailer.com - TSG Consumer Partners LLC, a strategic equity investor, has acquired the online outdoor sports retailer Backcountry.com, including its CompetiveCyclist.com division, from Liberty Interactive Corporation.
  • Dutch police cancel plans to disrupt Tour de France
    velonews.competitor.com - Dutch police called off their plans to disrupt the second stage of the Tour de France in the Netherlands on Sunday, but vowed to press ahead with a protest for better pay.
  • Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records
    usatoday.com - Lance Armstrong's girlfriend can be questioned under oath about what she knows of his doping past, and his former teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided.
  • USA Triathlon Women’s Committee confirms 2015 Grant Award Winners
    triathlonbusiness.com - The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee has announced that it has awarded US$2,000 in matching reimbursable grant funding to each of the following programs: Portland Triathlon Club in Portland, Oregon; Team Freeplay Women’s Triathlon Team based in Rocklin, California; and Tri It For Life in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grants will be used to support the growth of the programs that foster girls and women’s triathlon participation at all levels of the sport.
  • Universal Sports Network and Suddenlink in multi-year distribution agreement
    triathlonbusiness.com - Universal Sports Network has announced a new, multi-year distribution agreement with Suddenlink, the seventh largest cable distributor in the US. The deal gives Suddenlink the rights to distribute Universal Sports’ exclusive Olympic, endurance and action sports programming in HD, access to VOD content and comprehensive TV Everywhere rights.
  • Tour de France mobilizes 20,000 to guard against terrorism
    velonews.competitor.com - Some 20,000 police, gendarmes, and firefighters have been mobilized to ensure the safety of the Tour de France this year, in the face of the ever-present threat of terrorism.
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age
    well.blogs.nytimes.com - Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life, according to a new study of participants in the coming Senior Olympics. The study found that the athletes’ fitness age is typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age, providing a clear inspiration to the rest of us to get out and start moving more.
  • Extreme Endurance Running May Lead to Signs of Blood Poisoning
    runnersworld.com - Doing extreme endurance events for several hours may cause gut bacteria to seep into your bloodstream and cause poisoning, reports two new Australian studies.
  • Reynolds Cycling hires retired Olympic skier Billy Demong
    bicycleretailer.com - Reynolds Cycling has hired recently retired Olympian Billy Demong as its marketing and sponsorship coordinator. Demong competed in the Nordic combined in five Olympic games, winning gold at the Vancouver games in 2010.
  • Nike Chairman Phil Knight to Step Down
    sportsonesource.com - Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, has called time on a more than 40-year career as chairman of the sportswear company. Nike said on Tuesday that Knight has recommended that Mark Parker, the company's chief executive, should succeed him as chairman sometime next year. Further, the company also named Travis Knight, his son, as the newest member of Nike’s board of directors.
  • Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, stepping down after 12 years
    bicycleretailer.com - Andy Clarke is stepping down as president of the League of American Bicyclists, after a dozen years in the position. Clarke said he would take some time off to ride his bike and think about what he wants to do next.
  • Outdoor industry group hires new executive director
    bicycleretailer.com - The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Amy Roberts as its new executive director. Roberts currently works for Canada's Mountain Equipment Co-op, where she is director of sustainability and a member of the executive leadership team.
  • Sky to cease sponsorship deal with British Cycling
    bikebiz.com - 2016 will be the final year of the partnership between British Cycling and Sky. British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake said the 2 parties will remain firm friends and part with great mutual affection, having achieved amazing things together.
  • Strava and Garmin introduce live segment tracking on select devices
    velonews.competitor.com - Strava and Garmin have announced the introduction of live segment tracking on select Garmin Edge devices. The features of the live segment technology include a countdown to the start of segments and immediate results available on the screen of the device.
  • Yakima Announces New Headquarters
    sportsonesource.com - Yakima Products, Inc., a leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, announced plans to acquire the West End Building, located at Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, OR. Yakima is working with the City of Lake Oswego to finalize the $20.1 million purchase, scheduled to close by early August 2015.
  • Fitbit Still Outselling Apple Watch
    sportsonesource.com - According to Slice Intelligence, Apple Watch saw an initial spike in orders after its launch but Fitbit still outsold Apple Watch during its launch-month.
  • New Balance Launches New Global Brand Platform
    sportsonesource.com - New Balance debuted a new brand platform - Always in Beta - the brand’s promise "to relentlessly improve, to never stop pushing and to always strive for more."
  • Western Cities Ranked By ‘Most Polluted’ Air
    gearjunkie.com - For years, the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report has ranked Western cities as among the country’s most polluted. In this year’s report, cities in California’s Central Valley filled out the top five for both particle pollutioned ozone.
  • All aboard: GoPro in the heart of the peloton at Le Tour 2015
    triathlonbusiness.com - With GoPro on board as a new official supplier of the Tour de France, TV viewers will be able to see more of the race from inside the peloton. The event will be once again broadcasted in 190 countries through 100 channels, 60 of them offering it live to their audiences.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Trek, Scott, Wilier, Cannondale and Ridley unveil new road bikes
    bicycleretailer.com - Ahead of this weekend's Tour de France start, Scott and Trek have unveiled some new aero road bikes, just as Specialized did last week. Meanwhile, Ridley has launched its updated endurance road bike, the Fenix SL, and Cannondale unveiled its new SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD.
  • ASO to deliver real-time data from Tour riders
    velonews.competitor.com - Dimension Data announced that it will deliver real-time information on Tour de France riders for the first time in the history of professional cycling. In partnership with Tour organizer Amaury Sport Organisation, the company announced that it has completed its big-data analytics and digital delivery platform.
  • Backbone Media Wins SwiftCarbon Bikes US Account
    sportsonesource.com - Swift USA LLC, which will begin distributing SwiftCarbon Bikes in the U.S. this summer, named Backbone Media its agency of record to manage public relations and strategic communications.
  • Gazelle Sports Wins Girls on the Run Award
    sportsonesource.com - Girls on the Run International, Vibram and SmartWool presented the inaugural "Remarkable Running Footwear Specialty Retail Partnership" award to Gazelle Sports. The award recognizes a retailer who has been an exceptional partner to its local Girls on the Run council.
  • New Device Provides Street-Level Air Pollution Readings
    runnersworld.com - A California-based startup company called Spec-Sensors is working to create a wearable carbon monoxide (CO) detector that would provide real-time data for runners. CO affects exercise the most - preventing oxygen from reaching the muscles, forcing your cardiovascular system to function less efficiently.
  • Monday, June 29, 2015
  • Alex Jarman joins Bicycling magazine sales staff
    bicycleretailer.com - Bicycling magazine has hired Alex Jarman as an advertising account manager for the brand. Jarman will manage Bicycling's East Coast endemic territory.
  • Three is a lonely number: Fewest U.S. Tour riders in two decades
    velonews.competitor.com - It won’t be hard to follow the U.S. riders in the peloton this Tour de France. Only three Americans are expected to start Saturday in Utrecht, the smallest number since 1996. With teams confirming their lineups ahead of the start of the 102nd Tour, the American contingent is its leanest in two decades.

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