Huntington Beach, CA – August 15, 2011 – TYR’s Pete Jacobs successfully defended his title at Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2011. Wearing TYR’s Torque Pro Swimskin, Jacobs was two minutes ahead of the pack after the first lap and first out of the water with a swim split of 24:17.
Finishing with a bike split of 2:05:55 and a run split of 1:18:40, Jacobs won the race with a total winning time of 3:51:43. This was Jacobs’ second consecutive title at Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
On the women’s side, TYR’s Amanda Stevens finished second against a stacked pro field. Stevens finished with a 24:56 swim split and was in second position out of the water. On the bike, Stevens continued to impress with a split of 2:23:19. Finishing with a run split of 1:37:24, Stevens recorded a total time of 4:28:34 to finish second overall.
Back in the U.S., TYR’s Tom Lowe won a modified Ironman 70.3 Steelhead in Benton, Michigan. Due to rip-tide warnings and wind gusts of up to 25 mph on Lake Michigan, the swim was cancelled and the race became a 69.1 Duathlon. In unrelenting wind, Lowe lead from start to finish in TYR’s Carbon Race Kit. Lowe had the best bike split of the day with a time of 2:03:16, and finished off the race with a run split of 1:14:51. Lowe worked hard to maintain his lead and finished with a total time of 3:19:32, 19 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.
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.