NYON, Switzerland/TAMPA, Fla. (June 29, 2017) — IRONMAN and COMPRESSPORT, announced today a two-year partnership naming COMPRESSPORT as the Official Compression Partner of the IRONMAN® North American Series for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The North America partnership is an expansion on the current partnership between IRONMAN and COMPRESSPORT for the IRONMAN European Series. The two regional partnerships solidify a strong ongoing relationship between IRONMAN athletes and COMPRESSPORT. Originating in Switzerland, COMPRESSPORT products were first used by athletes in France in 2008. Since its inception, COMPRESSPORT has been worn by many IRONMAN event winners, podium finishers, and IRONMAN World Champions.
“COMPRESSPORT has transformed the compression component of training and recovery for our athletes,” said Stuart Selig, EVP of Global Partnerships, North America for IRONMAN. “The collaboration between IRONMAN and COMPRESSPORT will be solidified with the further expansion into North America. We believe in giving our dedicated athletes access to superior quality products and that is exactly what COMPRESSPORT offers.”
As part of the partnership, co-branded IRONMAN by COMPRESSPORT licensed products have been created. These products feature the latest compression technology innovations and exclusive designs.
“The link between IRONMAN and COMPRESSPORT has strengthened over the last year,” said Sylvain Laur, founder of COMPRESSPORT. “Every year since 2009, COMPRESSPORT has been one of the leading compression brands at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawai’i. Athletes such as Frederik Van Lierde, Craig Alexander, Javier Gomez Noya, Melissa Hauschildt, and Victor del Corral have contributed to more than 200 wins and podiums at IRONMAN races utilizing COMPRESSPORT gear. We look forward to continuing to strengthen this relationship throughout 2017 and into 2018.”
COMPRESSPORT is activating their partnership at 36 events across North America in 2017.
For more information on COMPRESSPORT brand and products, visit www.compressport.com.
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN ® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About Wanda Sports Holdings
Wanda Sports Holdings is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.
Coming from a medical research background and specialist in sports compression, COMPRESSPORT’s range of products is like no other. Combining the highest technologies with the latest trends, we respond to the situations that athletes face daily. Whether to improve performance, enhance recovery or to help them travel in the best possible conditions.
COMPRESSPORT is proud to be a 100% Swiss company with European made products. Over 500 professional athletes, including World and Olympic champions endorse and use COMPRESSPORT products on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.compressport.com.
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