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These days, life is busy for Ultraman triathlete Jason Lester, who recently captured a prized ESPY Award as the “Best Male Athlete with a Disability”, competed in Ultraman Canada, formalized a sponsorship deal with Zoot Sports and was honored at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ recent game against the New York Mets.
“My life has been a whirlwind since winning the ESPY,” acknowledges Lester. “In between my training and competition in Ultraman Canada, I’ve been able to do some other neat ‘once-in-a-lifetime’-type things, as well as make my sponsorship deal with Zoot Sports official. Zoot has supported me from day one and I have always loved their commitment to the sport and the never-ending innovation in their products.” Zoot Sports will serve as the official apparel, footwear, wetsuit and compression sponsor of Lester.
“We are so inspired by Jason and thrilled to formally welcome him to the ZOOT family,” says Elisette Carlson, Director of Marketing for Zoot. “He is the first-ever challenged athlete to qualify for the Ironman World Championships and first-ever male triathlete to win an ESPY Award. Alongside his talent as an athlete, Lester’s positive attitude, love for the sport and drive to motivate others through the Never Stop Foundation is admirable.”
Lester spent the last week of July and first days of August north of the border in Penticton, British Columbia, competing in the Ultraman Canada competition where he enjoyed success in the field of 25 men and women. With his 14th place finish, Lester became only the 25th person to ever complete both the Ultraman Canada and Hawaii events out of 300 competitors who have entered both races.