• 2XU's Caroline 'Xena' Steffen Wins Swiss Sportswoman of the Year!

    8 Sep 2011   /  Swiss Triathlete , 2XU Wetsuits , TeamTBB , Xena , Caroline Steffen , 2XU Triathlon , Ironman   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU Sponsored TeamTBB triathlon sensation Caroline 'Xena' Steffen has just been named the Bern Sportspeople of the year for 2010/11.  This is an amazing honour for Caroline who has achieved a tremendous string of results over the last two years; culminating with an unbeaten record since March this year.

    Representing Switzerland last year, Caroline’s 2010 was highlighted with second place at the Kona Ironman World Championships where she surprised many with her stunning form.  Since then, Xena has only improved - finishing first in every race this year except one (2nd place to the defending champion at Abu Dhabi). 

    With this impressive momentum, Caroline Steffen of  2XU Sponsored TeamTBB will be a force to be reckoned with on the lava fields at the Kona World Championships next month.

    A huge congrats from all at 2XU Xena!

  • Olympic Beach Volleyballer Natalie Cook joins Team 2XU Compression!

    31 Aug 2011   /  Beach Volleyball , Natalie Cook , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We have done it again, signed another sporting superstar!

    Olympic Beach Volleyballer Natalie Cook has joined the 2XU team of world class Ambassadors.

    With over 16 years playing at the elite level, Cook is one of Australia’s most accomplished athletes, and with a rigorous professional fitness regime, demands durable, technical performance sporting apparel she can rely on. 

    At the Olympic and World Championship levels where physical demands and stakes are high, 2XU Compression works to equip athletes like Cook to be more prepared, competition-ready and capable than their opposition. 

     With her eyes now firmly set on London 2012, Cook is thrilled with her new alliance with 2XU Compression.

    “At the elite end of the circuit, we’re always looking for ways to improve our performance, even by 1%, as on gold medal day this could ultimately be the difference.” Cook said.

     “There’s no doubt training, playing and recovering in 2XU Compression enhances my performance.  In 2XU I feel stronger, faster and even as though I can jump higher.  It’s a huge mental advantage knowing I’m wearing the best.”

    2XU look forward to supporting Nat in her journey to the London 2012 games and beyond!

  • 2XU's Katya Crema skis to victory at the Aus National Championships

    24 Aug 2011   /  Ski Cross , Katya Crema , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU Ambassador and ski cross superstar Katya Crema competed on home soil over the weekend at the Australian National Championships/Australia NZ Cup Ski Cross Event, Mt Hotham. Katya was on fire on the slopes as she scored a 1st place on the Saturday and a 2nd place on the Sunday. Check out Katya's race report below!

    The Australian National Championships / Australia New Zealand Cup Ski Cross event was held at Mt Hotham last weekend. Like in the past, the event attracted a number of international competitors to Australia for the race. Included in the field this year were athletes from Japan, America, Switzerland, Finland, New Zealand, and of course Australia.

     My major competitor this year was World Cup racer Fanny Smith from Switzerland, who had a World Cup victory last season and is currently ranked number three in the world.

     A few days before the race we battled extreme weather conditions, with torrential rain almost wiping out the entire course before the races even started. Fog and high wind also prevented us from training on the course, so instead we just trained in the start gate. Luckily by Saturday the storm had passed and we finally saw the sun, giving Hotham a chance to build what turned out to be a fast and technical race course with plenty of big rollers, jumps and banked turns.

     Being the first race of the southern winter season and the only ski cross event in Australia, I was very excited to be racing again on home turf. It’s always great to come home from a 4-month World Cup season in Europe / North America, and test out your skills on Australian snow.

     On day one I qualified in second position, two tenths of a second behind Smith. I made my way through the quarter and semi finals, finding myself in the final head-to-head with Smith, a Japanese competitor and another Aussie. With a fast start, I managed to take the lead at the top of the course and maintained it all the way to the finish line, feeling Smith on the tail of my skis the whole way down. I crossed the line in first, and as you can imagine, I was very excited to have beaten such a highly ranked world-class competitor. A very proud moment for me!

     On day two, I had another great day of racing however couldn’t manage to beat Smith to the finish line in the final, and finished in second place.

     Overall, a very successful and enjoyable weekend of racing in the sunshine. I finished with a first and a second at the Australian National Championships…not a bad start to the season! It feels great to take the National title again, making me Australian National SX Champion two years in a row.

     I am now on my way to New Zealand where I will be competing in the New Zealand Winter Games. This event is held every two years, and attracts a large number of international competitors. The ski cross will be held in Cardrona, which is renowned for being a world cup standard course. Looking at the way the snow season is shaping up in NZ, I might even get a few powder runs in while I’m here!

    Go get em Katya at the NZ Winter Games, 2XU are behind you all the way!

  • 2XU Performance Partnership Renewed with Central Coast Academy of Sport

    22 Aug 2011   /  2XU Partners , 2XU Alliances , Central Coast Academy of Sport , 2XU sponsorship   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We've just renewed our Official Performance Partner Agreement with the Central Coast Academy of Sport (CCAS), extending the working relationship through until at least August 2014.

    “Our initial agreement with 2XU was a one-year deal and it didn’t take long to establish a great working relationship complimented by the like-minded values of both organisations,” said CCAS Academy Operations Manager Hannah Everett.

    “We’re delighted to renew our partnership with 2XU for at least another three years and I know our athletes and coaches will be even more pleased with this announcement,” Hannah added.

    Central Coast Academy of Sport Athletes and Coaches receive exclusive partner pricing on 2XU through the thinksport.com online store, offering them invaluable access to the finest quality apparel for training, competition and recovery. 

    In addition to 2XU’s Official Performance Partnership with the Central Coast Academy of Sport and its direct sponsorship of the Academy’s athletics program, we're also the Official Compression Partner of the Australian Institute of Sport, New Zealand Academy of Sport, Victorian Institute of Sport, ACT Academy of Sport and a number of national sporting organisations including Athletics Australia, Swimming Australia and Golf Australia.

    Furthermore, 2XU is the Official Compression Partner of Netball Australia, Sydney Roosters, Wests Tigers, Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights NRL teams along with AFL club the North Melbourne Kangaroos and A-League premiership club Brisbane Roar.

    Find out more about our Official Alliances.

  • 2XU's Taylah Jennings takes gold at UCI Junior Track World Champs

    19 Aug 2011   /  UCI Junior Track World Champs , Taylah Jennings , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU Queensland sponsored athlete Taylah Jennings took gold on day two of the 2011 UCI Junior Track cycling Championships in Moscow yesterday. Jennings along with fellow teammates Emily Roper and Georgia Baker of the Australian ‘Baby’ Cyclones won gold in the women’s team pursuit.  

    17 year old Jennings and her team mates knew it was going to be a tough final against the Russians and only  two one-thousandths of a second separated the two teams after the first kilometre, with the Australians pulling away in the middle third of the race to lead by two seconds heading into the final stages.

    Despite a home crowd cheering the Russians home, the Aussies pushed themselves over the line in 3:27.654 ahead of Russia’s 3:29.032. 

    “This is pretty amazing, a bit surprising too, as we were disappointed qualifying second as it was pretty hard ride," said the seventeen-year-old Jennings. "So as soon as we got off the bike, we focussed on everything we needed to do. 

    “(During the final) I couldn’t hear the crowd, all I was thinking was how much I wanted to win, so I am pretty happy we did."

    Jennings has had a whirlwind six months, claiming the U19 Champion of Champion's jersey at the Track National Championships held in Sydney this year after collecting medals in all six events she competed in, including three gold.

     The 2011 UCI Junior Track World Championships are being held 17-21 August 2011 in Moscow, Russia and feature 176 men and 62 women from 35 countries.

  • One Hot Minute with Jessica Gallagher

    18 Aug 2011   /  Jess Gallagher , Paralympic Games , London 2012 , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We caught up with inspirational Paralympian and 2XU Ambassador Jessica Gallagher when she hosted one of our 2XU Free Performance Sessions earlier this month. Jess is in solid training mode as she prepares for her greatest challange yet  – London 2012!

    Name: Dr Jessica Gallagher

    Athletic Discipline: Paralympic Alpine Skiing and Athletics (Long Jump & Javelin)

    Read the full article >

  • 2XU joins Yachting Australia as Official Supplier to the Australian Sailing Team

    8 Aug 2011   /  Australian Sailing Team , Yachting Australia , London 2012 , 2XU Compression   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We're pleased to align with Yachting Australia as the Official Compression Supplier to the Australian Sailing Team, Australian Sailing Squad and the Australian Youth Sailing Team.

    Yachting Australia joins our impressive portfolio of elite sporting partners across the globe including the Australian Institute of Sport, Triathlon Australia, Triathlon New Zealand, international triathlon powerhouse TeamTBB, Rowing Australia, Swimming Australia, Netball Victoria, Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), AFL Victoria and many others.

    In the lead to the London 2012 Olympic Games, athletes will train, compete and recover in 2XU Compression garments to take advantages of the significant physiological benefits on offer; from improved circulation and heightened agility through to reduced muscle fatigue and damage.

    "2XU Compression has been used by Australian Institute of Sport athletes for some time,” said Yachting Australia High Performance Director Peter Conde.

    “Their experience gives us great confidence in the knowledge our athletes are kitted up in the finest performance compression garments heading towards the London games.

    2XU Compression will provide our athletes with an edge both on the water, and as a vital recovery tool during training and competition phases of their preparation," he said.

    Thanks to our relentless commitment to engineering world-class garments from fabrics which deliver tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU continues to set the benchmark in high performance compression.  Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies of such caliber as the AIS, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Australian Sailing Team, is integral to our brand’s winning formula.

    Another one bites the dust! Great to have this elite stable of sailors aboard the high performance 2XU train!

  • 2XU sponsored teamTBB's Mary Beth WINS Ironman Regensberg!

    7 Aug 2011   /  Ironman Regensberg , Mary Beth Ellis , Team TBB , 2XU Triathlon   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU sponsored TeamTBB sensation Mary Beth Ellis won her 2nd Ironman in as many months in Regensburg, Germany yesterday.  Ellis claimed the title in a total race time of 9 hours 18 minutes and 55 seconds.

    She was the first to exit the water in a sub-50 minute time and was then over taken in the early stages of the bike (the leg she describes as 'ugly').  Ellis continued to work hard and close off the ride in prime position to start the marathon. In a time of 3:06:45, her run was impressive and placed her a huge 10-minutes ahead of the next pro, Kamenz with Nicole Leder in 3rd.

    Great work Mary Beth!

  • 2XU TeamTBB Caroline 'Xena' Steffen WINs Euro IM Champs!

    24 Jul 2011   /  Ironman Europe , Cameron Brown , Team TBB , Caroline Steffen , 2XU Triathlon   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU sponsored teamTBB  warrior Caroline 'Xena' Steffen won yesterday's European Ironman Championships in Frankfurt yesterday, in 9 hours 12 minutes 13 seconds.  Faced with cold, wet conditions throughout, Xena was 3rd out of the water, just over a minute off 2nd place finisher Zelenkova. On the bike, she powered away from the women’s field and claimed the fastest female bike time of the day in 4 hours 51 minutes 7 seconds.

    During her run, she stood true to her ‘Xena, the Warrior Princess’ title, battling against all odds and frequently stopping to stretch her back.  The win marked her second Ironman title and fifth victory in 2011.  Visit teamtbb.com for more comprehensive news and imagery too.

    On the men's front, a huge congrats to 2XU's Ironman champ Cameron Brown on claiming 8th place yesterday, in a time of 08:31:47.  Impressive Cam!

  • 2XU's double Emma podium finish at WCS Tri Germany!

    24 Jul 2011   /  WCS Tri Hamburg , Emma Snowsill , Emma Jackson , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU's Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill both secured podium places at the ITU WCS Triathlon in Hamburg last week.  Go Aussies go!

    Defending world champion Emma Moffatt pulled away in the final two kilometres of the run leg to leave Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill to battle it out for silver and bronze.

    Electronic ankle bracelets recorded the same time for the Jackson and Snowsill, with judges awarding silver to last year’s under 23 world champ Jackson.

    Jackson said she was just proud to be finally rubbing shoulders with her two more famous namesakes.

    "It was just a great moment for all of us. It was a great race to be in and I can't believe it," the young Queenslander said.

    For three-time world and Olympic champion Snowsill, third place was a welcome return to form after a disappointing start to her season.

    "It was good to finally transfer my swimming training into a race, which really set up the rest of the race for me," a relieved Snowsill said.

    Snowsill did not place at either Sydney or Madrid and sat Kitzbuhel out to get herself prepared for Hamburg in the run up to the all-important London race in three weeks.

    We wish both our Emma’s the best of luck for the continuing international season!

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