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TYR Freak of Nature splashdown with Ironman US sweepstakes


TYR has confirmed the availability of its new flagship wetsuit: the TYR Hurricane Freak of Nature. Accompanying the roll-out of its new suit, customers will be eligible to win a slot in the sold out Ironman US Championship in New York on 11 August 2012.

Available on TYR.com and at selected retailers, the ‘Freak’ is constructed of 100% 40 cell Nano SCS Yamamoto neoprene and is able to stretch over seven times its static state. Elevation panels throughout the chest, core, and thighs, along with a .17 specific gravity, enable triathletes to keep their body properly positioned in the water.

The wetsuit is packaged in a TYR branded steel briefcase with a custom Freak of Nature swim cap, a wetsuit care kit and a member card with an individualized access code. Freak of Nature customers will be able to register at tyr.com/limitswillfall for exclusive benefits and contests.

To enter the contest to win a slot for the Ironman U.S. Championship, Freak of Nature owners must first register their wetsuit at tyr.com/limitswillfall, where they will be prompted to write a caption for a competition photo (below).

Captions will be ‘judged on originality, humor, and the spirit of triathlon.’ For more information on the official rules of the TYR Hurricane Freak of Nature Ironman New York 2012 Contest, visit tyr.com/limitswillfall/officialrules.

Top triathletes around the world are already praising the benefits of the TYR Hurricane Freak of Nature. Andy Potts, who was first out of the water at the 2010 and 2011 Ironman World Championships, calls the Freak of Nature’s expanded ROM zones “otherworldly effective”, while four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington has said it is “far and away the most amazing wetsuit I have ever had the privilege to swim in.” Meanwhile, racing in the Freak of Nature for the first time, TYR’s Amanda Stevens was first out of the water at 2011 Ironman Arizona.

In addition to Wellington and Potts, other key athletes racing in TYR’s Hurricane Freak of Nature wetsuit include reigning 2011 Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander, 2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, and Ironman Champions Julie Dibens and TJ Tollakson.

Limited quantities are available now at selected retail stores and on TYR.com for the holiday season. Additional quantities will be available for spring 2012.

The following North American multisport retailers have partnered with TYR on an early launch of the TYR Hurricane Freak of Nature, ahead of the full roll-out in 2012:

  • all3sports.com
  • Jack & Adams
  • Kompetitive Edge
  • Tri-It
  • Triathlete Sports
  • SBR Multisports
  • SwimOutlet.com
  • Trisports.com
  • Zappos.com



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