Derby, UK-based triathlon brand HUUB has announced a new addition to its family of sponsored athletes. Alex Yee is joining the HUUB athlete roster. He is a talented young triathlete and member of the Word-Class Performance Squad, based in Leeds. As well as recently representing Great Britain in triathlon, he has also represented his country in athletics, running the 10,000m at the 2018 European Championships.
In his debut ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) race in Abu Dhabi, the track superstar placed second in the elite men’s race, only beaten by world champion Mario Mola. This was particularly impressive, as at the age of 21 most world-class triathletes are still racing in the U23 category.
HUUB notes that Yee’s performance was an extremely competitive opener to the 2019 triathlon season with Olympic qualifying on all athletes’ minds, and a record number of all the world’s top-ranked Olympic distance athletes present.
Coincidently, fellow HUUB athlete Tom Bishop, also representing Great Britain earned the silver medal at Abu Dhabi race two years ago.
Commented on the new partnership, Alex Yee said “There is a strong connection with HUUB in Leeds, and as soon as I tried the Brownlee Agilis wetsuit, I knew it was the suit I wanted to wear. The shoulders are super flexible, and the buoyancy perfect for me – helping with my swim technique. The fact that HUUB offered to make me a made to measure suit showed their commitment to me.”
Dean Jackson, HUUB Founder and owner, added, “We are delighted to welcome Alex to the HUUB athlete roster. I have been helping him behind the scenes for a few years now, and it is great to have him wearing our wetsuit and goggles. We are extremely excited to see what Alex’s first full WTS season brings as he is already a serious contender”.
The new HUUB-sponsored athlete will be racing alongside fellow HUUB GB athletes Jonny Brownlee, Tom Bishop, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Sophie Coldwell – who are all regulars on the ITU WTS circuit – as well as a large number of HUUB’s international triathlete squad.