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Olympic Gold medallist Snowsill signs exclusive deal with 3T; three-times world champion will compete ITU
2009 World Championship Series on 3T aero components; “comfortable from the start”.
World champion triathlete Emma Snowsill – a Gold winner at the Beijing 2008 Olympics – has signed a
sponsorship agreement with 3T.
The 27-year-old Australian, a star contender in the ITU 2009 World Championship Series, will ride
exclusively 3T components.
“I’m delighted to be using 3T equipment. It was easy to adjust to my position on the bike and felt really
comfortable from the start,” said Emma.
3T chief executive René Wiertz said: “Emma is a popular and well-liked triathlete and we’re proud she is
joining our sponsored riders. We’re already well represented in the pro peloton in road racing. Now, with
Emma on board, we expect 3T to be very visible in pro triathlon – this season the ITU World Championships
visit Madrid, Washington, DC, Kitzbühel, Hamburg, London, and Yokohama, before the Grand Finale on
Australia’s Gold Coast in September.”
Emma mainly competes in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) governed, Olympic distance, World Cup
Series events. In this event, which comprises a consecutive 1.5-km swim, 40-km drafting bike, and 10-km
run, she is a triple World Champion, Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner.
Emma overcame illness, injury, and personal tragedy to become the first Australian to win Olympic Gold in
Triathlon in Beijing, covering the course at the Ming Tomb Reservoir in 1 hour, 57 minutes and 27 seconds.
Her home town is Mermaid Beach on Australia’s Gold Coast but, as a full-time professional triathlete
competing year-round, Emma follows the demands of a global sport. From May to September, she resides in
the Rocky Mountains town of Boulder, Colorado. From this high-altitude fitness training base, she can travel
to compete anywhere in North America or Europe.
Come September, Emma flies back south to the Gold Coast where the warm climate and surf beach suit her
best. From here she competes in the southern summer triathlon program, racing anywhere in the South
Pacific, South America, Africa, Asia or the Middle East, through until April.
Emma also enjoys competing in non-drafting events over Olympic and longer distances under Ironman race
rules. Her long-term ambition is to achieve high distinction in all race codes and distances and become the
very best multi-discipline triathlete she can be.
Training for the three ‘swim, bike and run’ disciplines of triathlon typically consumes six hours of Emma’s
day, at least six days a week. It can involve swimming in lakes, rivers, oceans or public pools – biking
through flat country plains or over mountain roads – running trails or beach-side pathways – plus she does
transition training, indoor gym work, and Pilates.