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Partnerships Renewed with Body Glide Retul and MPA Event Graphics

By USA Triathlon | March 08, 2017, 11 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced renewed partnerships with Body Glide, Retül and MPA Event Graphics, which will directly benefit USA Triathlon members, programs and events.

As an Official Partner through 2020, Body Glide supports USA Triathlon programs and provides USA Triathlon annual members with a 15 percent discount for products purchased on Body Glide formulas are safe on skin and on wetsuits as they contain no petroleum. As the Exclusive Sport Lubricant of USA Triathlon, the dry balms help triathletes slip into and out of a wetsuit faster, not just saving their skin, but also saving time in transition.

“Body Glide is excited to announce its long relationship with USA Triathlon is extended through 2020. It is the extension of a continuing commitment that began 15 years ago to bring attention to the best products and services that benefit triathletes, duathletes, aquathletes and paratriathletes in training and competition,” said Body Glide President Bill Sternoff. “USA Triathlon is a natural fit for Body Glide, and vice versa. It’s the leading brand of protective skincare in sports, developing revolutionary non-messy formulas used against rubbing that causes blisters on feet and raw, chafed skin anywhere on the body.”

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Retül returns as an Official Supplier of USA Triathlon through 2020, providing bike fits for the USA Triathlon National Team, USA Paratriathlon National Team as well as other high performance and development programs. As the Official Bike Fit Technology of USA Triathlon, Retül uses real-time 3-D motion capture technology to create a digital experience that supply the rider and fitter with the industry’s most accurate and comprehensible data. These metrics are used to help riders be more comfortable, efficient and perform at a higher level on their bikes.

“We are very proud that USA Triathlon trusts the Retül system. There is a lot at stake here from the elite team to the collegiate recruits, and proper positioning on the bike is critical for the performance gains they are after,” said Todd Carver, Human Performance Manager at Retül.

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MPA Event Graphics also renewed its status as an Official Supplier of USA Triathlon through 2019. The company, operated by Mike Plant & Associates Inc., is USA Triathlon’s Official Event Branding Manufacturer, providing event signage products and services at USA Triathlon-owned National Championship events, including the organization’s marquee race, the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships (sprint and Olympic distances). MPA Event Graphics is a leading provider of large-format event signage solutions, including printed tents, banners, flags, table covers, hard signage, inflatable structures and vehicle graphics.

“I could not ask for a better partner than USA Triathlon,” said Mike Plant, Founder and President of Mike Plant & Associates Inc. “The discussions about how to make our relationship work better for both organizations have been continuous from the beginning. The levels of attention, professional respect and productive collaboration we receive from USA Triathlon is notable and greatly appreciated. I was away from the sport of triathlon for too long, and it’s good to be back. And it’s even better to be working with my friends and colleagues at USA Triathlon.”

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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).