December 3, 2012 – Huntington Beach, CA – TYR athlete and 4x Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington announced on her website (chrissiewellington.org) today that she will retire from Ironman triathlon racing. Wellington stated that she will continue to act as an ambassador for a number of her sponsors, which will include TYR.
On her website Wellington wrote, “My passion for the sport hasn’t waned, but my passion for new experiences and new challenges is what is now burning the most brightly…My future will, of course, involve sport and triathlon—but it will no longer be the axis around which my entire life revolves.”
CEO of TYR, Matt DiLorenzo, echoed Wellington’s sentiments stating, “TYR has seen amazing growth in the world of triathlon because of Chrissie’s ambassadorship. We will definitely miss watching Chrissie compete, as she is an amazing champion both on and off the course. The TYR brand looks forward to working with Chrissie in her new role to further transcend the sport of triathlon.”
TYR wishes Chrissie all the best as she embarks on this new chapter in her life. This is not the end, but merely a new beginning, and TYR is excited for what’s next with Chrissie Wellington. For more information on TYR’s athletes, and the products they race and train in, please visit TYR.com.
TYR engineers technical apparel and equipment for swimmers and triathletes. Named for “TYR”, the Norse god of warriors, we’re a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. The cultures and communities of competitive swimming and triathlon pervade our offices. We are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes attain peak performance. Like athletes, we work with an intense spirit of competition. We aim to create the fastest, most advanced technologies and products. Always.