Positioned as the first real-time GPS racing device, Trakkers has confirmed the inception of its Elite and Age Group Triathlon Team for the 2010 season.
“It is with great pleasure that I present the brand new Trakkers Triathlon Team,” said Trakkers head honcho, Charlie Patten. “In order to enhance the way family and friends track their athletes on race day, we created the Trakkers GPS devices. And in order to better promote the product we have created, we are now establishing a top-notch team of individuals racing in the Trakkers colours.”
Partnering with the Trakkers Triathlon Team, are three triathlon industry powerhouses: Saucony shoes and apparel, First Endurance nutrition and Kestrel bicycles.
Robert Kunz from First Endurance stated, “This is a perfect partnership for us, not only because of the high calibre of athletes, but also because of the management and philosophy of the team.”
Carrie Bartlett of Saucony added, “This partnership allows Saucony the opportunity to connect with more triathletes and build the Saucony brand within the sport. We are excited to be the official footwear and apparel of the team in 2010.”
Steven Harad of Kestrel commented, “I look forward to a successful season; to have the entire team riding Kestrels and providing feedback will help us continue to grow.”
To coincide with the spring release of the Trakkers athlete-tracking device, a group of world-class professionals has been assembled. The 2010 pro roster is as follows:
• Richie Cunningham: 2x Ironman 70.3 Champion; 3x top five at 70.3 World Championships
• Dede Griesbsauer: 2x Ironman Champion; 3x top ten Ironman World Champs
• Mary Beth Ellis: 2009 Escape from Alcatraz Champion; 2x 2nd place at 70.3 World Champs
• Amanda Lovato: 2010 Puc