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The Men of Triathlon are back to sell terrible (read: awesome) calendars and raise money for men’s health.
Anyone in the tri world who missed the memo to order the 2014 Men of Triathlon calendar regretted it, as it featured 12 photos of top triathletes with mustaches in ridiculous settings and poses. The project was spearheaded by Chris Corbin (husband of pro Linsey Corbin) and pro triathletes Jesse Thomas and Matt Lieto, and the calendar raises money through the annual Movember campaign to fund men’s health programs.
“It is with our deepest apologies that we announce we will, in fact, be doing a Men of Triathlon 2015 calendar,” said a member of the team in a press release. “We understand that 12 months of us in our mustaches is a terrible thing to put into the world, but no matter how much we tweet about it, we can’t seem to raise enough money for Movember without taking such drastic measures.”
Added to the 2014 calendar roster are pro triathletes Terenzo Bozzone, Tim O’Donnell, TJ Tollakson, Trevor Wurtele, Tim “Budgy Smuggler” Reed and Callum Millward (of “Cupcakes with Cal”). Also new for this year are the ability for age-groupers to be featured in the calendar—anyone who joins the Movember team, grows a mustache, raises money and submits an awesome mustache photo will be eligible to be in the calendar.
The calendars are available for preorder starting Nov. 21. All net proceeds from calendar sales will be donated to Movember in the team’s name. Last year, the Men of Triathlon raised more than $10,000 for Movember, and the team hopes to significantly beat that number this year.
“Last year it was mostly us, our moms and significant others who donated to the team and bought calendars for their friends,” said the unnamed source in the press release. “I think Matt’s mom bought like 20. We’re hoping to get more aunts, grandparents, even cousins to buy them this year. Who knows, maybe someone unrelated to us even!”