Carlsbad, CA – Zoot Sports, triathlon’s original apparel brand, is proud to welcome over 600 new athletes to Team Zoot. Made up of athletes from every level, and originally established in 2008, Team Zoot represents what being a triathlete is all about; Ohana, Family.
“Everything we stand for as a brand is exemplified by the members of Team Zoot,” says Shawn O’Shea, Owner, Zoot Sports. “The athlete is the center of our sport, and because of that, at the center of our brand.
When we re-launched the brand last year, we could never have predicted the way our athletes would embrace us. It’s been an incredible year of transition for Zoot that without the support of our athletes, would not have been possible. We are honored to announce the 2019 Team Zoot members and partners as we continue to solidify our commitment to the sport of triathlon.”
Team Zoot will continue to be supported by an incredible lineup of the industry’s most elite brands. 2019 partners include returning brands Canyon, Garmin, Smith Optics, Zealios Skin Care & Sun Protection, Speedfil Products, Ottolock, ORR Carbon Wheels and BOCO Gear. New to the 2019 lineup, BASE Performance, Theragun, Gatorade Endurance and Giddy Up Multisports.
The team will officially kick off the 2019 season in Carlsbad, California with Zoot’s Team Camp, hosted by Ironman Champion, Michellie Jones, and Giddy Up Multisports. “The Giddy Up team is incredibly excited to work with Team Zoot for the 2019 racing season,” says Jones. “Zoot athletes are full of heart, passion and drive – the dream for any coach!”
Split into geographic regions, the US team will be led by 14 team captains who will work to organize activities and build community within their respective areas. Throughout 2019, team members will be wearing limited edition Zoot Custom race kits and training gear on and off the course. To keep up with 2019 Team Zoot activities, visit zootsports.com and follow @zootsports on Instagram.
Founded in Kona, Hawaii, in 1983, Zoot Sports specializes in triathlon training and race day apparel. Zoot has grown to be a global premier endurance sports brand, distributed worldwide and is the creator of the first triathlon-specific footwear line. Zoot continues to draw on its history in the sport and its athletes to deliver the most comprehensive, technologically-advanced, and complete multisport product line in the world. Visit Zoot online at zootsports.com.