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TYR_Escape_Release Seal Beach, CA. (May 15, 2017) — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce its partnership with the inaugural Escape Triathlon Series, an exciting new qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In addition, TYR is sponsoring the 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, taking place June 11 in San Francisco, California. For nearly four decades the world’s most elite Olympians, world champions and amateur triathletes have descended on San Francisco to compete in what is now considered one of the most thrilling races in the sport of triathlon. Regularly attracting upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon continues to be a bucket list race for every athlete. The new qualifying Escape Triathlon Series will provide competitors at multiple levels the chance to expand and strengthen their race calendars in celebrated locations across the nation competing for a coveted slot in the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. “The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a distinguished and historical race for serious triathlon competitors,” said Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport. “In becoming a part of this new qualifying series, we look forward to continuing to provide athletes with innovative gear that enhances their performance at every level.” TYR engineers innovative products including the Hurricane Wetsuit Series, the Freak of Nature and the TYR Torque Swimskin, which has helped some of the sport’s most talented athletes claim a staggering six world titles. As a brand, TYR boasts an impressive roster of sponsored athletes most recently including Olympic gold medalist and 2X IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno, as well as 3x IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, 3X IRONMAN and 2X IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander and 2x U.S. Olympian Sarah True. Some of TYR’s standout swimmers include 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers and 5x Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer. See TYR Sport at the following 2017 Escape Triathlon Series events:
  • Philadelphia Escape Triathlon – June 24-25
  • Des Moines Escape Triathlon – September 2-3
  • Nation’s Triathlon – September 10
  • Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon – September 23
  • New Orleans Escape Triathlon – October 1
About TYR Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete. From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement. About Escape Triathlon Series The inaugural Escape Triathlon Series is a qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The first five new qualifying races in the series include: Nation’s Triathlon, Philadelphia Triathlon, Des Moines Triathlon and Lake Geneva Triathlon—as well as the first-ever New Orleans Escape Triathlon. The Escape Series will feature challenging courses, celebrated race locations and professional triathletes from around the world. IMG has partnered with Premier Event Management (PEM), a leading endurance sport event producer and organizer, to produce the entire Escape Series. For more information visit www.EscapeSeriesTri.com.
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