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TYR Sport Unveils 2016 USA Triathlon National Team Uniform

Sept. 17, 2015, 12:43 p.m. (ET)

CHICAGO — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, teamed with USA Triathlon at Chicago’s Tavern at the Park to host the exclusive unveil of the National Governing Body’s 2016 National Team Uniform. As the official uniform supplier of USA Triathlon, TYR Sport was excited to showcase the state-of-the-art Carbon fabric technology that will be used to outfit elite triathletes and paratriathletes throughout the 2016 competitive season .

TYR athlete and U.S. Olympian Sarah True was on hand at the event to speak with industry tastemakers and influencers about the incredible race-day advantages of choosing Carbon. No stranger to the international stage, True placed fourth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, standing out as the highest American finisher. Most recently she placed fourth at the 2015 ITU World Olympic Qualification Event at Copacabana Beach, securing herself a ticket to Rio.

“When I line up to race in Rio, I'll draw confidence from the knowledge that I'm wearing the best technology on the market,” True said. “Carbon is comfortable, lightweight and fast — everything I need from my uniform.”

TYR athlete and ITU World Cup silver medalist Ben Kanute and three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion Melissa Stockwell were also there to express their excitement for the Carbon technology. Along with True, both athletes will sport Carbon at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago. Kanute and Stockwell will be racing with hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Optimizing the function of every aspect of an athlete’s anatomy, TYR Carbon technology fuels performance from the inside out. With flash mesh, each suit draws moisture away from the body for a fast-drying, lightweight feel. TYR Carbon kits have proven to significantly lower both body temperature and heart rate, resulting in enhanced breathing and less lactic acid buildup during even the most grueling parts of a race. Despite an unmatched capacity for comfort, all Carbon apparel remains highly compressive and includes a secure beaded grip and ultrasonic welded seams for minimal friction drag.

In addition to a patriotic print, the USA Triathlon National Team uniform is manufactured in the United States and will be offered in a variety of options.

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, pursuit and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete. Like all athletes we work with an intense spirit of competition, but unlike the others, we refuse to stop there. From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and sheer will power. For us, engineering the fastest, most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement. At TYR, we’re always in front.

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).