Argon 18 has confirmed the signing of Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander, five-time World Champion and current IRONMAN World Championships record holder. The company adds that Crowie is ‘A true leading figure and experienced athlete respected by all, Alexander won the IRONMAN in Kona and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships on several occasions.’
“I am extremely happy and excited to be partnering with Argon 18”, Craig Alexander said. “They are a company focused on performance and are also committed to the sport of triathlon. Their bikes are built to go fast and the new E-119 Tri is at the cutting edge of racing and high performance riding.”
According to Argon 18, this announcement suggests a most promising 2016 season for the Canadian high-end bike manufacturer, which reaffirms its status as a world-leader in triathlon with some of the most prominent professional triathletes on the international circuit in its ranks. Alexander will be riding the E-119 Tri+ bike for his racing and training on both the E-119 Tri+ and the Gallium Pro.
“The whole triathlon world knows Craig Alexander, one of the greatest triathletes in the sport’s history and an outstanding coach,” said Gervais Rioux, Founder and President of Argon 18. “Craig remains a fierce competitor and that’s why we are 100% committed to provide him with the best performing bike so he can express the full extent of his talent and his fighting spirit, those skills that made him an exceptional athlete.”
Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander participated in his first triathlon in 1993. Between 2002 and 2005 he won 20 races as a professional. In 2006 he won the first edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and earned his qualification for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.
He subsequently won the IRONMAN World Championships three times in 2008, 2009, and 2011, establishing the race record for that last win in 8:03:56.
Now aged 41, Craig participates in 70.3 events and dedicates himself to his family and to the training of athletes through his company, Sansego.