COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced a partnership with AfterShokz, the leading manufacturer of bone conduction headphone technology, as the organization’s official headphone.
AfterShokz manufactures open-ear headphones that enable users to hear ambient noise in their surrounding environments — giving athletes the freedom to listen to all that motivates them, without compromising their own safety or the safety of others.
The bone conduction technology transmits sound via mini vibrations through the cheekbone to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrums. This leaves users’ ears open to hear traffic, environmental hazards, and other runners and pedestrians.
“USA Triathlon is proud to align with a company that prioritizes both safety and innovation, and we look forward to introducing AfterShokz’ groundbreaking technology to the wider multisport community,” said Chuck Menke, Chief Marketing Officer at USA Triathlon. “The open-ear design increases users’ situational awareness, helping to keep them safe during training. In addition, athletes can maintain communication with their coaches and training partners while using AfterShokz headphones, providing enhanced flexibility during group workouts.”
“AfterShokz is incredibly excited to partner with USA Triathlon,” said Kimberly Fassetta, CMO of AfterShokz. “Triathletes love using our headphones during training, and we have some exciting products in the pipeline that will enhance their training experience. USA Triathlon is the largest multisport organization in the world, and we look forward to working closely with them and all of their athletes.”
Through the partnership, AfterShokz will provide open-ear listening products for various USA Triathlon promotions, prizes and giveaways, including at the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships and the inaugural Legacy Triathlon. AfterShokz will also partner with select members of the U.S. Triathlon National Team and Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team.
For more information about AfterShokz listening products, visit aftershokz.com.
Since its inception in 2011, AfterShokz has been enhancing lives and changing the way people listen with its unique use of bone conduction technology. Through a suite of proprietary audio technologies and open-ear design, the company’s award-winning headphones deliver premium stereo sound and a promise of safety and comfort that is second to none. AfterShokz is committed to innovating unconventionally and making situational awareness a priority. Learn more about how the brand inspires users to #beopen and #hearitall at aftershokz.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 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — 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).