For those of you who listen to my podcast, you must be well aware that I'm always a bit dismayed at how little money professional triathletes earn. When you compare the best in this sport to any other endurance sport like running or cycling, the tiny pay day numbers are astonishing. Professional triathletes are some of the hardest working athletes in the world yet most must have a second job to pay the rent.
That's why I want you to sponsor Peter Vabrousek. Not only is he Czech like me, but unlike me he's talented and going to Kona. So for $5000.00 put your company name on his chest and help a worthy pro pay for his airfare to Hawaii.
A few weeks ago I interviewed legendary adventure racer Ian Adamson about his new race the 24-hours of triathlon.(basically a 24 hour triathlon) You can listen to the interview by clicking HERE.
The second Press Releas is an update on how that race turned out.
SPONSOR PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE PETR VABROUSEK FOR IRONMAN HAWAII AND SPONSOR A WINNER!
Petr is seeking sponsorship in his quest for the podium at Ironman Hawaii on
October 21, 2006. The race is televised in the US on NBC and has won numerous
Emmys for its coverage of this arduous event. If you sponsor Petr your company's
logo or website has a very good chance of being seen by millions on the show as well
as in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
Petr's resume includes:
1st Place Ironman South Africa
1st Place Ironman Asia
1st Place Slovakian Long Course (Iron Distance)
FOR YOUR INVESTMENT YOU WILL GET:
Logo on front and back of race jersey
Introduction of your company on the bodyzen.com and petr vabrousek website-
roughly 2500 new hits every day
Write up in bodyzen.com monthly E Letter to 25,000 Subscribers
Personal update email from Petr before and after the race
For more info or to sign up please click HERE.
World’s First 24 Hours of Triathlon A Huge Success
BOULDER, CO, SEPTEMBER 10, 2006: The world’s first 24 Hours of Triathlon concluded at 12 noon to an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers. Athlete’s braved a variety of weather conditions to complete repeated laps of swimming, biking and running throughout the day and night. The short course format (0.5/17/4) catered to professional and recreational competitors and highlighted the two Pro for a Day athletes, Iona MacKenzie and Alfredo Matheus.
Iona MacKenzie of Golden, Colorado was the overall female winner and the fastest solo competitor at the event. Iona was the female Pro for a Day recipient, a prize awarded by event management. As Pro for a Day, Iona received all the luxuries reserved for factor sponsored athletes. She had full support for the event. With the extra attention, she rose to the occasion and completed 10 triathlon’s, covering a distance of 215 miles (5 swim, 170 bike and 40 run miles).
The men’s solo winner was Andrew Holton, of Pine, Colorado, with 9 complete triathlons. Each solo won $1,000. The fastest overall relay team was Go Fast! of Boulder (Adam Chase, Karen Melliar-Smith, Mike Inglis,) with 15 completed triathlons. Go Fast! cyclist set an individual personal record and the team blazed across 292.5 miles (approximately two Iron length triathlons). Go Fast! walked away with $3,000 for the 3 vs 3 Competition and the Co-ed 3 Person Team category.
“Great event, very well managed and athlete friendly.” Said Robert Sibley of Team Fast Forward B, “Everything was beautifully done, and the fan support at 3:00 am after a long run was REALLY encouraging. I will definitely be doing the event next year.”
Sponsors, resource partners and vendors provided exceptional support with athlete services, product and awards. Special thanks to Nike, Descente Athletic, GU, Princeton Tec, DeFeet, Eldorado Springs Water, Fuel Belt, Headsweats, Chipotle, Cartridge World, 3Bar, Colorado Multisport, Massage Specialists, FastForward Sports, Fleet Feet Sports and Nicole DeBoom of Skirt Sports.
“I am proud of the race this year.” said event producer Ian Adamson after the awards ceremony, “Without exception the competitors had fun, stayed safe and embraced the challenge with enthusiasm and camaraderie.” Developing this new race concept is an exciting step forward in triathlon and sport. “A big thanks to the City and County of Boulder, the Boulder Sheriff’s Department, Colorado State Patrol and the Boulder Reservoir,” exclaims Adamson. “We owe the permitting bodies an enormous amount of gratitude for their support in the efficacy and safety of the all-night competition.”
About 24 Hours Of Triathlon (24HOT) www.24HoursOfTriathlon.com: The World’s First 24 Hours Of Triathlon is the creation of Ian Adamson, seven time adventure race world champion, three time world record holder for endurance kayaking and Boulder resident. The 24HOT non-stop competition takes a new direction in endurance and multisport athletics, combining the popular swim-bike-run disciplines in a well supported venue. 24HOT is committed to providing an arena for group activity and a celebration of healthy lifestyles. The event supports First Descents and Mark Jones Relief Foundation.
Press images courtesy of 24 Hour Events and available for unrestricted use.
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