Industry News

Industry News Archive for dates of Tuesday, May 14, 2019 thru Monday, May 27, 2019
  • 10 runners taken to hospital on race weekend’s final day 05/26/2019  cbc.ca - Eleven runners were treated for exhaustion, dehydration and heart problems on Ottawa Race Weekend's final day. Two runners were in critical condition.
  • MIPS Acquires Fluid Inside 05/24/2019  sgbonline.com - MIPS, the maker of brain protection systems for cycling helmets, announced the acquisition of the brand Fluid Inside and related patent rights. The acquisition builds MIPS’ product offering and safety solutions associated...
  • Emerald Expositions Names Brian Field As Chief Operating Officer 05/23/2019  sgbonline.com - Emerald Expositions Events Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Field as chief operating officer, effective June 1. Field’s career has spanned more than twenty years, working in the past for UBM, Turner...
  • Hoka Shines As Deckers Brands Crushes Q4 EPS Expectations 05/23/2019  sgbonline.com - Deckers Brands reported diluted earnings per share for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 of 82 cents, up from 66 cents a year ago. Net sales decreased 1.6% to $394.1 million...
  • Peloton Announces Expansion Into Germany 05/22/2019  sgbonline.com - Peloton announced plans to launch in Germany, its third market outside the U.S., by the end of this year. Peloton will also introduce its indoor cycling bike and immersive and innovative platform...
  • Trail Runners Are Lazy Parasites 05/22/2019  outsideonline.com - The nine million trail runners make a massive impact on favorite the country's trails, yet they almost never pitch in when it comes to trail work. Part of the reason for this...
  • XTERRA partners with the National Forest Foundation 05/22/2019  endurancebusiness.com - In 2019 XTERRA Global is joining forces with the National Forest Foundation, the non-profit partner of the US Forest Service, to promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre US national...
  • Nike to change pregnancy policy after backlash 05/21/2019  sportspromedia.com - US sportswear giant Nike has said it will add language to future contracts that will protect female athletes’ pay during pregnancy. The update from the company comes after the brand recently received...
  • This Stage Race Wants to Become the Women’s Tour de France 05/20/2019  bicycling.com - Organizers have announced plans to host the “Battle of the North,” a 10-day women’s stage race, starting in 2021. The race aims to join the Women’s World Tour and cover three countries...
  • Fox Racing Appoints Jeff McGuane As CEO 05/20/2019  sgbonline.com - Fox Racing, the maker of motocross and mountain bike gear and apparel, announced that Jeffrey McGuane will be joining Fox as chief executive officer, effective June 3. Paul Harrington, operating partner of...
  • A 22-year-old woman has died after collapsing during the Cleveland Marathon 05/20/2019  edition.cnn.com - Taylor Ceepo, 22, was pronounced dead on arrival at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center after collapsing at the Cleveland Marathon. Temperatures on race day were warm, reaching 80 degrees in the 9...
  • Specialized Bicycle announces US leadership changes 05/17/2019  bicycleretailer.com - Specialized Bicycle Components announced several U.S. leadership moves. GM Jeff McGuane will leave Specialized to be CEO position of Fox Racing. Sam Benedict, GM of US mountain biking, will lead Marketing and...
  • Nike and the Problem with Pro Running Contracts 05/17/2019  outsideonline.com - Thanks to non-disclosure agreements, female athletes are often not permitted to publicly discuss the specifics of their contracts. This mandate of secrecy often serves to perpetuate a situation where athletes get...
  • Tour of California: What riders and directors think of the controversial jury decision 05/16/2019  velonews.com - Many of the riders and team directors at the Amgen Tour of California disagree with the UCI race jury’s decision to neutralize the final 3.4 kilometers of racing. The move negated the...
  • Riders pulled from Giro d’Italia and Tour of California as UCI publishes names linked to blood doping scandal 05/15/2019  cyclingweekly.com - The Austrian blood doping scandal has hit the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of California as the UCI has published four names believed to be connected with the case. The UCI said...
  • Chicago Marathon Breaks Charity Record at 2018 Race 05/15/2019  runnersworld.com - The Chicago Marathon raised an event record for charity funds at the 2018 race. The Charity Program, which consisted of more than 11,000 runners raising money for local, national, and global charities,...
  • There Might Finally Be a Cure for Overtraining 05/15/2019  outsideonline.com - Figuring out how to reap the benefits of functional overreaching without tipping over the edge is one of the great challenges of training. Some athletes resort to ketone drinks as an endurance...
  • Spartan and CRAFT Sportswear to Launch First-In-Sport High Performance Obstacle Course Racing Footwear 05/14/2019  mudrunguide.com - Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand and CRAFT Sportswear, a performance apparel and footwear brand have created the Spartan RD PRO by CRAFT, an OCR shoe...
  • REI Wants to Buy Your Used Bike 05/14/2019  gearjunkie.com - REI wants to make it easier to sell your old bike. For the next 3 months, the co-op will pilot a bike buyback program in partnership with The Pro’s Closet, a leading...

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