Huntington Beach, CA – October 24, 2011 – TYR triathlete Sarah Haskins won the gold medal in the women’s Pan American Games triathlon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Haskins final time of 1:57:37 secured the second country spot for the U.S. women for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Winning by nearly three minutes, Haskins set the pace with a 40 second lead on the swim. Haskins continued to put distance between herself and the rest of the pack, grabbing a lead of 1:45 after just one lap on the bike. Pushing the pace on the run with a 55 second lead after lap one, Haskins never looked back and took the win with a 1:20:43 run split.
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.