TYR Sport has announced its partnership with the inaugural Escape Triathlon Series, billed as an exciting new qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In addition, TYR is sponsoring the 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, taking place on 11 June in San Francisco, California.
For nearly four decades elite Olympians, world champions and amateur triathletes have descended on San Francisco to compete in what is now considered ‘one of the most thrilling races in the sport of triathlon’. Regularly attracting upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon continues to be a bucket list race for many athletes. The new qualifying Escape Triathlon Series will provide competitors at multiple levels the chance to expand and strengthen their race calendars in celebrated locations across the US competing for a coveted slot in the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
“The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a distinguished and historical race for serious triathlon competitors,” said Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport. “In becoming a part of this new qualifying series, we look forward to continuing to provide athletes with innovative gear that enhances their performance at every level.”
TYR engineers innovative products including the Hurricane Wetsuit Series, the Freak of Nature and the TYR Torque Swimskin, which has helped some of the sport’s most talented athletes claim a notable six world titles.
As a brand, TYR boasts an impressive roster of sponsored athletes most recently including Olympic gold medallist and 2x IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno, as well as 3x IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, 3x IRONMAN and 2x IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander and 2x US Olympian Sarah True. Some of TYR’s standout swimmers include 12x Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte, 6x Olympic medallist Matt Grevers and 5x Olympic gold medallist Dana Vollmer.
TYR Sport will have a presence at the following 2017 Escape Triathlon Series events:
- Philadelphia Escape Triathlon – 24-25 June
- Des Moines Escape Triathlon – 2-3 September
- Nation’s Triathlon – 10 September
- Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon – 23 September
- New Orleans Escape Triathlon – 1 October
The inaugural Escape Triathlon Series is a qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The first five new qualifying races in the series include: Nation’s Triathlon, Philadelphia Triathlon, Des Moines Triathlon and Lake Geneva Triathlon – as well as the first-ever New Orleans Escape Triathlon. The Escape Series will feature ‘challenging courses, celebrated race locations and professional triathletes from around the world’. IMG has partnered with Premier Event Management (PEM), a leading endurance sport event producer and organizer, to produce the entire Escape Series.