COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced Thorne Research will become its exclusive nutritional supplements partner, bringing the highest level of dietary science to advance the well-being of the organization’s professional and amateur athletes.
The partnership, which runs through April 2019, will provide support to the USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Team Programs, including nutritional supplement products with the highest level of certification by NSF International, baseline prevention and wellness markers consisting of blood, microbiome and genetic testing through WellnessFX and educational materials. USA Triathlon’s athletes will have access to expert health data from Mayo Clinic to support the evaluation of supplement usage and understanding of supplement ingredient labels, manufacturing and regulation.
Thorne Research will also provide USA Triathlon annual members with a discount on all products found at usa-triathlon.thorne.com. Members will access the discount code by logging in to their membership account on usatriathlon.org.
"Thorne is extremely excited to be a partner of USA Triathlon. Triathletes are a special breed of athlete who understand the value of nutritional supplements in their training and competitions,” said Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne Research. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of their overall health and wellness regimens. Thorne will work diligently with the coaches, nutritionists and athletes of USA Triathlon to provide the finest quality products to maintain peak performance for these special athletes.”
“Our partnership with Thorne Research represents the first of its kind. We are now able to offer our members and elite athletes alike a line of nutritional supplements that is unmatched in its quality and efficacy,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer. “A years-long vetting process by the U.S. Olympic Committee, as well as Thorne’s close working relationship with the Mayo Clinic, underscored for us their position as the category leader. Our consumer philosophy is also mutually aligned, so educational content is a priority as we engage directly with triathletes about the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements.”
As part of the new relationship, a health resources section is located at usatriathlon.org, featuring a collection of informative articles to serve USA Triathlon’s entire athlete community.
For more on Thorne Research, visit thorne.com.
About Thorne Research, Inc.
Thorne Research is a personalized health solutions company dedicated to improving individual outcomes through science and technology. For 30 years, Thorne Research has led the nutritional supplement industry in providing researched-based, high-quality natural products, including foundational vitamins and minerals, therapeutic-focused nutritional supplements, and soon to include botanical drugs. By leveraging cutting-edge research and personalized data through affiliate WellnessFX, Thorne Research offers customized preventive health solutions for practitioners, their patients and athletes. Thorne Research is a majority shareholder in WellnessFX, a San Francisco-based personalized wellness company providing home kit testing and actionable recommendations from the analysis of blood chemistry, genetics and microbiome. Thorne Research is headquartered in New York City, with a manufacturing facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. Further information on Thorne Research is available at thorne.com.
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).