We're very happy to announce a partnership with multiple IRONMAN champion Mary Beth Ellis. Donning a new Helix wetsuit, Mary Beth won IRONMAN Maastricht-Limburg in the Netherlands last month. “Clearly we are off to a terrific start with Mary Beth,” said sponsorship manager Ryan Vanderloop. “She has overcome challenge after challenge in her athletic career, yet nothing seems to stop her and she always comes back with a smile and a commitment to win. We admire her tenacity.”
Mary Beth or “MB” as she affectionately likes to be referred to as, had glowing reviews for the blueseventy product range. "I've swam in many suits but it is no contest: the Helix is head and shoulders above the rest. In my first swim, I noticed a difference in both my comfort through the shoulders and chest as well as in the speed I was able to maintain swimming. I'm very excited to partner with blueseventy and to race in the Helix and PZ4TX swimskin. Both suits are perfect for me: enhancing my swim speed without any restrictions on my mobility-- it's still me swimming but only better."
Mary Beth is an ITU Long Distance World Champion, ten-time IRONMAN Champion, and former American record holder at the full distance. Mary Beth had a remarkable entrance into the sport of triathlon. After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2005 and being told she would never run long distances competitively, she went against doctor’s orders and willed herself to succeed beyond the doctor’s or anyone’s expectations. Amazingly, she quickly built a reputation for success at many distances, including wins as part of the US National team, two second-place finishes at 70.3 World Championships and double-digit IRONMAN titles. She is truly an all-around athlete having competed at the US Olympic Trials in swimming, running and triathlon and will be a strong addition to our female roster of professional triathletes. “I try not to take myself too seriously. I’m simply grateful to have a chance to do what I love for a living because it seemed like it wasn’t even a possibility just a few years ago.”
Learn more about Mary Beth at marybethellisracing.com