Huntington Beach, CA – October 22, 2013 – TYR Athlete and Olympic Silver Medalist Lisa Norden was crowned ITU World Champion with a total of 4,531 ITU World Championship Series points in Auckland, New Zealand. Discharging herself from the hospital on the morning of the final event of the eight-race World Series, Norden overcame food poisoning to clinch the title.
Racing in TYR’s Carbon Aerofit Short John, Norden finished fourth in the final event of the series with a time of 2:11:03. Only fourteen seconds out of first, Norden was able to accrue enough points to secure the championship, a remarkable accomplishment considering her hospital visit the night before. Norden one the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the women’s triathlon event.
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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.