Swim and tri apparel specialist, TYR Sport, has teamed up with USA Triathlon at Chicago’s Tavern at the Park to host the exclusive unveiling of the National Governing Body’s 2016 National Team Uniform.
As the official uniform supplier and partner of USA Triathlon, and sponsor partner at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago, TYR Sport has this week showcased the ‘state-of the-art Carbon fabric technology that will be used to outfit elite triathletes and paratriathletes throughout the 2016 competitive season.’
TYR athlete and US Olympian Sarah True was on hand at the event to speak with industry operators and influencers about the race-day advantages of choosing Carbon. No stranger to the international stage, True placed fourth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, standing out as the highest American finisher. Most recently she placed fourth at the 2015 ITU World Olympic Qualification Event at Copacabana Beach, securing herself a ticket to Rio.
“When I line up to race in Rio, I’ll draw confidence from the knowledge that I’m wearing the best technology on the market,” True said. “Carbon is comfortable, lightweight and fast – everything I need from my uniform.”
TYR athlete and ITU World Cup silver medalist Ben Kanute and three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion Melissa Stockwell were also on-hand to express their excitement for the Carbon technology. Along with True, both athletes will sport Carbon at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago.
Aiming to optimize the function of every aspect of an athlete’s anatomy, TYR Carbon technology ‘fuels performance from the inside out’. With flash mesh, each suit draws moisture away from the body for a fast-drying, lightweight feel.
According to the company, TYR Carbon kits have proven to significantly lower both body temperature and heart rate, resulting in enhanced breathing and less lactic acid build-up during even the most grueling parts of a race. The company adds that, despite an unmatched capacity for comfort, all Carbon apparel remains highly compressive and includes a secure beaded grip and ultrasonic welded seams for minimal friction drag.
In addition to a patriotic print, the USA Triathlon National Team uniform is manufactured in the United States and will be offered in a variety of options.
Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, TYR is committed to… ‘cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water…. Through vision, pursuit and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.’