Three of TYR’s top female triathletes, Mirinda Carfrae, Julie Dibens, and Chrissie Wellington, have been nominated for Triathlon America’s Long Distance Female Triathlete of the Year. TYR would like to congratulate all three of these outstanding athletes for their nominations and their incredible accomplishments over the past year.
Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and business of triathlon, will hold its first annual Triathlon America Awards Celebration in conjunction with the Triathlon American Conference from February 27 – March 1, 2011 in La Jolla, California. The Active Network will present the awards, which will recognize and honor the best companies, programs, and athletes in the triathlon industry in 2010.
2010 season highlights from the female nominees include Mirinda Carfrae winning her first Ironman World Championship. Carfrae’s time of 8:58:36 was the 4th fastest time ever for the women in the history of the race. Julie Dibens finished 3rd overall at her first Ironman World Championships and had the fastest bike split of any female with her time of 4:55:27.
Wellington is coming off a spectacular finish to her 2010 season, smashing the previous world record by nearly 11 minutes at Ironman Arizona. With her time of 8:36:13, Wellington became the first woman to break nine hours in an Ironman in North America, and also achieved the smallest gap between first man and first woman in an Ironman.
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. For more information about TYR, our sponsored athletes and federations, and the products they race and train in, please visit TYR.com.
About Triathlon America
Triathlon America is an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon. Founded by a coalition of industry leaders, Triathlon America advocates for the interests of triathlon businesses, provides educational and informative programs, and encourages increased participation in the sport. For more information, please visit www.triathlon-america.com.