Zone3 has today announced a wetsuit partnership with British iron distance triathlete Joe Skipper. Joe is one of Britain’s brightest prospects on the global IRONMAN circuit and has gone from strength to strength in the last few seasons, culminating in a 2015 13th place Kona finish.
Originally from Norfolk, Joe has trained and raced all over the UK and around the world. 2015 saw him rise through the ranks even further with a second place finish at IRONMAN Texas and an impressive podium spot in his home event, IRONMAN UK, finishing 3rd.
This year he has already started the season strongly with a second place finish at IRONMAN New Zealand around the beautiful Lake Taupo.
Joe will be swimming in the award winning 2016 Vanquish wetsuit. The new Zone3 range, officially launched in recent weeks, and the Vanquish have already been awarded the ‘Best in Class’ accolade by the influential Triathlete magazine in the US.
Described as ‘the perfect combination of flexibility and buoyancy’, Joe will be hoping this translates in the water for him – helping to propel him to front of the pack.
Joe has not only partnered with Zone3 as a swim/wetsuit sponsor but also as an apparel sponsor for Team Joe Skipper. Zone3 is bringing out some limited edition ‘Team Joe Skipper’ technical tees, which will be shortly be available for purchase on the Zone3 website.
James Lock, Zone3 CEO and founder, said “We are delighted to have someone of Joe’s quality wearing the Zone3 wetsuit. Not only is Joe one of the best British long-distance athletes, but he is also making a name on the world stage and brings further worldwide exposure for the Zone3 brand.”
Joe added, “I’m really pleased to be working with Zone3. I’ve tried the wetsuits out in training and was very impressed with how fast through the water compared to other wetsuits I’ve swum in. The Zone3 Vanquish feels really free around the shoulders, which helps reduce fatigue.
“Conserving energy is really important and you definitely don’t want to waste any fighting against the wetsuit with every stroke. I’ve been fully kitted out with running tops, sports bags and even sunglasses, and am looking forward to using all the other Zone3 gear.”