Huntington Beach, CA – June 29, 2012 – TYR athlete Ariana Kukors raced to a second place finish in the 200m IM at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska with a time of 2:11:30. By placing second, Kukors garnered the second spot on the Olympic squad in the 200 IM, an event in which she owns the world and American record.
Narrowly missing the 2008 Olympics with a third place finish in the 200m IM, Kukors was extremely happy to have punched her ticket to London for her first Olympics. Kukors best times include her world and American record of 2:06:15 from the 2009 World Championships, and her Bronze medal winning time of 2:09:12 from the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China.
Kukors raced in TYR’s Tracer B-Series Aeroback Short John. TYR’s Tracer Technology is engineered, tested and manufactured in America to outperform on the world stage. Built for elite-level racing, the Tracer B-Series showcases an industry exclusive five-piece muscle mapped pattern that follows the natural contours of the body for superior fit and support. For more information on the Tracer B-Series, 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. To learn more about TYR’s athletes and the products they race in and train in, please visit TYR.com.
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