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TYR has revealed the USA Triathlon team uniform for the 2012 London Olympics. The uniform will be officially presented tomorrow at a USA Triathlon press event in San Diego, Calif. TYR athletes Matt Chrabot and Sarah Haskins (pictured above) will race in the uniform at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series event, which offers Olympic qualifying opportunities for the Americans.
See the complete announcement from TYR below:
TYR Sport Inc. is excited to partner with USA Triathlon to unveil the USA Olympic team uniform at the ITU World Triathlon San Diego Media Event this Thursday, March 29th. The Olympic uniform, designed by TYR, is made with Carbon Technology, which optimizes the function of the athlete’s body by lowering body temperature, promoting more efficient breathing, slowing the heart rate, and reducing lactic acid concentrations.
On display at the event will be three of the USA Olympic uniforms – TYR’s Female Carbon Swimsuit, the Male Carbon Zipper Back Short John, and the Female Carbon Aeroback Short John, all designed with an American “Stars and Stripes” engineered print. The benefits of TYR’s Carbon Technology include a supernaturally fast drying fitted compression fabric, with absolutely no inside stitching, and exceptionally strong flat-lock seams.
In addition, the extreme tensile strength of TYR Carbon results in a soft paper-thin material with extraordinary fit and comfort. Triathletes testing Carbon reported feeling faster and more comfortable throughout their races. It’s a game-changing tool for triathletes who want to perform at their peak.
“TYR is proud to be the official apparel sponsor for USA Triathlon, and it is extremely rewarding to be able to design their Olympic uniform. As an American company started by an Olympic athlete, TYR understands the need for cutting-edge technology to compete and win at the highest level. TYR Carbon is an elite fabric that has helped triathletes become champions,” said Ryan Dolan, Director of Triathlon Sales and Promotions.
Elite athletes such as TYR’s Matt Chrabot and Sarah Haskins will wear the uniform at the ITU World Triathlon series event in May, where they will look to qualify for the London. Four-time Ironman world champion and Ironman world record holder Chrissie Wellington, 2011 Toyota Cup champion Andy Potts, and Ironman champion TJ Tollakson all race and win in TYR Carbon Technology. For more information on TYR Carbon and TYR’s sponsored athletes and federations, please visit TYR.com.