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Alys Thomas, nero, r10, races, racing, sponsorship, swimming -

Alys Thomas has sat proudly at the top of the 200m butterfly FINA world rankings since that stunning 2:05.45 gold medal winning swim at Australia’s Commonwealth Games in April. She’s now got a busy schedule at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships, but Sunday’s 200 fly is the focus for the 27 year-old Swansea, Wales based swimmer.  Her swim on the Gold Coast was a breakthrough international medal that took years of patience and perseverance, including overcoming injures that have forced her to practice underwater skills relentlessly while arm injuries prevented her from swimming on the surface. We caught up...

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Alliance, product development, races, sponsorship, swimrun, SwimRun USA -

We're proud to announce a sponsorship with SwimRun USA, making us the official swim partner of the 2018 races. Known as the most prominent swimrun event producer in North America, SwimRun USA's Casco Bay Islands event in Portland, Maine will celebrate its third running this August. A second event in blueseventy’s backyard of Seattle has been added to the series later this year. In recent years, swimrun has become one of the fastest growing endurance sports in Europe and is starting to take hold here in the USA. The new event will take place on Orcas Island, the largest of the...

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Helix, IRONMAN, IRONMAN World Championships, Lionel Sanders, sponsorship, triathlon -

We're very excited to announce a partnership with ITU long distance world champion and IRONMAN champion, Lionel Sanders of Canada. Sanders was second in Kona last year and is one of the most consistent and exciting long-distance athletes in the world. First and foremost, I've tested a lot of wetsuits. A LOT of wetsuits. The blueseventy HELIX tested fastest among all that were tested by me, personally.  Additionally, once I got to know the people behind the company and what they stand for, it really resonated well with me and the partnership was very natural. I’m looking forward to a fast...

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Interview, races, racing, Sarah Haskins, sponsorship, triathlon -

In April professional triathlete Sarah Haskins gave birth to a healthy baby boy. It is Sarah and her husband Nate Kortuem's second child, the first born in July 2013. The blueseventy supported athlete returned to professional racing earlier this month at the Des Moines Escape Triathlon where she finished an impressive 2nd place overall. She has since been on the start line for two more professional races and hasn’t finished worse than second. She won the Nation’s Triathlon and this past weekend was 2nd at the Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon. Sarah began competing in triathlons after graduating from college with a background...

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ITU, Katie Kelly, paratriathlon, races, sponsorship, World Championships -

Australian Katie Kelly took home the gold medal at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam last week. The blueseventy supported athlete competes in the PTVI class which is reversed for athletes with total or partial visual impairment. A guide from the same nationality and gender is mandatory throughout the race and they must ride a tandem during the bike segment. In Rotterdam paratriathletes competed in a sprint-distance race of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. The victory kept Katie’s impressive winning streak in tact: She first won the world title in Chicago in 2015, followed by...

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