• 2XU sponsored teamTBB's Caroline Steffen claims first IM Victory!

    1 May 2011   /  Port Macquarie , Team TBB , Caroline Steffen , 2XU Triathlon , Ironman   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    A huge congratulations to 2XU sponsored teamTBB star Caroline 'Xena' Steffen on first WTC Ironman victory yesterday! Steffen went into the iconic Port Mac race as the hot favourite and delivered despite tough circumstances.

    On the bike, Steffen came up against two punctures after having built an 11-minute lead by the 90k marker. Despite this, she entered T2 9 minutes clear of the next pro woman. Steffen felt strong on the run but an old foot injury surfaced and forced her to jog home, surviving to protect her lead and take the victory.

    A total of 7 teamTBB athletes raced across 3 continents this weekend. For all the official race reports, athlete blogs and forum discussions please check: www.teamtbb.com

  • 2XU's Cam Brown takes 3rd at Port Macquarie!

    1 May 2011   /  Port Macquarie 70.3 , Cameron Brown , Ironman 70.3 , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    An awesome performance by 2XU Ambassador & 10 x Ironman NZ Champ Cameron Brown at yesterday’s  70.3 Half Ironman in Port Macquarie. Cam gave us the insight to his journey yesterday!

    Hi there

    Well I had a pretty good race here at the 70.3 Port Macquarie Half Ironman in Australia after puncturing late in the bike. Out of the swim I was with the main contenders of Joe Gambles and Leon Griffen of Australia, we were 1:15 down out of the 2km swim but quickly made up that lost time taking the lead at around the 35km mark. The bike course follows the coast line south and was fairly hilly for the first 15km. After that it flattened out but the road surface made up for any hills, plus a solid head wind made the first 45km tough going. I was feeling good but at the 75km mark I punctured and found myself 4-5mins down by the time we got back to transition, I managed to just catch up to the 2nd group coming off the bike and ran out of T2 in 8th place. I thought there was no way I would be on the podium after my mishap as I didn't feel like my running legs were ready to put in a good run spilt but as every kilometer passed I felt a little better and started picking of the guys in front one by one. With 3km to go I finally managed to pass Christian Kemp and make the podium which was great considering the time I lost on the bike.

    It's now back to New Zealand for the final few weeks of training before
    Challenge Ironman Cairns on June 5th.

    Kind Regards Cameron Brown

       ATHLETE RANK AGE/DIV SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL
    1 GAMBLES, Joe 5/1/1 29/Pro 00:24:32 02:14:11 01:17:31 03:58:15
    2 BERKEL, Tim 7/5/2 27/Pro 00:24:35 02:19:49 01:15:22 04:01:40
    3 BROWN, Cameron 8/9/3 39/Pro 00:24:36 02:19:55 01:16:53 04:03:22

    Can’t wait to see Cam multiply his performance at Challenge Ironman Cairns next month!

  • Cam Brown makes it a perfect 10!

    6 Mar 2011   /  Ironman New Zealand , Cameron Brown , Ironman   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU Ambassador Cameron Brown made it a perfect 10 at the 27th Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand in Taupo earlier this month.

    Brown blitzed the field in 8hr 31min 7sec to take home his 10th Ironman New Zealand victory in appalling conditions that saw the 1500 strong field, spectators and volunteers  endure non-stop rain from start to finish. 

    The 38 year old Aucklander become the first triathlete in the world to win the same Ironman race 10 times and said it would take time for the win to sink in. “I used to go and watch this race in Auckland as a kid and dream about going in it. To win it once was fantastic. But to do it 10 times is pretty special,” Brown said. “I’ve not really had the chance for it to sink it.”

    He finished nearly 10min ahead of second placed Terenzzo Bozzone's.  Third place went to Switzerland’s Mathias Hecht who finished in 8hr 45min 36sec.

    While more than happy to win his 10th Ironman in 11 years, Brown said he would trade them all in for just one victory at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

    "It's pretty special what I did today, but I still want to win Hawaii - that's probably the ultimate goal. I'd probably trade all these wins for a win in Hawaii," Brown said.

    2XU weekend warrior Liam Friary also finished his first Ironman in a time 11h 08m 51s, an awesome feat for our newest ambassador!

  • One Hot Minute with Andrew Swallow

    20 Feb 2011   /  North Melbourne , Andrew Swallow , 2XU   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    One Hot Minute with North Melbourne’s gun midfielder Andrew Swallow!

    FULL NAME:  Andrew Swallow

    ATHLETIC DISCIPLINE:  AFL

    TEAM + POSITION:  North Melbourne/  Midfielder

    Read the full article >

  • 2XU signs high performance partnership with teamTBB

    20 Feb 2011   /  Alex Bok , 2XU Cycle , Team TBB , 2XU sponsorship , 2XU Compression , 2XU Triathlon   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We're proud to announce another progression for 2XU in elite sporting circles!  This time, we've signed an exclusive two year agreement as the Official Performance Apparel Supplier of highly acclaimed international Triathlon team teamTBB.  As of this month, all teamTBB athletes will kit up in our world leading Triathlon, Cycle, Run and Compression apparel for training, racing and recovery.    

    As the existing supplier of uniforms and apparel to the likes of Triathlon Australia, Triathlon New Zealand, Rowing Australia, Rowing New Zealand and the Official Compression Partner of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Swimming Australia and many others, alliance with teamTBB marks a logical next step for us.

    teamTBB Manager Alex Bok is delighted with the new alliance.  "We’ve watched 2XU dominate the triathlon circuit for some time now and have been itching to get our athletes into the brand’s highly revered performance apparel.”

    “The true beauty of this new partnership, however, is that we’ve now secured a sponsor who can not only supply us with exemplary triathlon gear for training and racing, but outstanding Cycle, Run and Compression apparel too,” said Bok.  

    “As the Official Compression Partner of the AIS, 2XU’s world-leading Compression collection was of particular interest to us.  In 2011 we have 20 superstars to take care of across three geographical teams; teamTBB USA, teamTBB Germany and teamTBB AustraliaAsia.  Recovery is a critical component of our training formula, and we’ll be getting all teamTBB athletes in 2XU’s winning Compression garments as soon as possible.”

    Under the comprehensive agreement, 2XU will supply its own Compression garments to all team members and engineer an extensive teamTBB custom collection including triathlon apparel for racing alongside run and cycle garments for training.  

    “Working with the world’s finest athletes and sporting institutes is integral to 2XU’s high performance formula,” said 2XU Director of Sales and Marketing, Aidan Clarke. 

    “We’re delighted to add teamTBB to our enviable list of respected sporting partners.

    With 20 Pro athletes across three teams including the currently number 1 ranked athletes James Cunnama and Caroline Steffen and another four of the top 10 currently ranked female pro athletes worldwide, we can see an exciting year in store for teamTBB.  We look forward to being part of it.”  

    With 20 Pro athletes across three teams including the currently number 1 ranked athletes James Cunnama and Caroline Steffen and another four of the top 10 currently ranked female pro athletes worldwide, we can see an exciting year in store for teamTBB.  We look forward to being part of it.”

  • Wetsuit wins 220 Tri Mag's Innovative Product of the Year!

    15 Feb 2011   /  Project X , 2XU wetsuit   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU’s Project X:1 Wetsuit has been voted ‘Innovative Product of the Year’ by the readers of UK’s leading Triathlon Magazine, 220Triathlon. 

    Unveiled at the 2009 World Ironman Champs in Hawaii, our Project X:1 Wetsuit represents a revolution in high performance wetsuit technology and is undoubtedly one of our most supremely engineered garments.  A true leader in its field, the X:1 has set a new benchmark and has won an array of fans across the globe since inception.   The readers of the coveted 220Triathlon Magazine certainly know their stuff!

    For a full list of other winners check out the 220 Triathlon Awards 2011.

  • 2XU Signs with Sydney Roosters + Wests Tigers!

    8 Feb 2011   /  2XU Sponsored Teams , Wests Tigers , Sydney Roosters , Official Compression Partner   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We've expanded our portfolio of elite sporting partners yet again; this time signing as the Official Compression Supplier to two leading National Rugby League teams (NRL); Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers.

    Under the exclusive new agreements, we're set to supply our highly sought Compression apparel to the Wests Tigers for two years and Sydney Roosters until the close of season 2013.    

    Both leading Sydney teams will utilise 2XU’s highly acclaimed Compression garments throughout the coming rugby league seasons for training, game day and recovery.   

    Damien Austin, Rehabilitation Coordinator for the 2010 Sydney Roosters side, said the Club was thrilled to be partnering with 2XU Compression.

    “2XU is at the forefront of compression technology and promises to provide us with a range of garments which are scientifically proven to aid recovery.”

    Steve Folkes, High Performance Manager for the Wests Tigers is equally pleased with his Club’s new 2XU alliance.

    “After carrying out extensive research on compression brands, we found 2XU was the clear market leader in high performance garment engineering.

    Armed with 2XU Compression, our players are now offered a host of benefits including heightened recovery, increase blood flow, reduced chance of injuries and an extra competitive edge.”

    Throughout the partnerships, 2XU will work with Roosters and Wests Tigers players, as well as Performance and Rehabilitation staff from both Clubs on product development and research projects.  All players will wear 2XU Compression in training, on game day and during recovery sessions to enjoy an array of physiological benefits; from improved circulation and heightened agility through to reduced muscle fatigue and damage.

    Can't wait to get started!  Bring on the NRL Premiership Season for 2011!

  • 2XU's Jessica Gallagher scores at the IPC World Champs!

    2 Feb 2011   /  IPC World Championships , Jess Gallagher , Australian Paralympic Team   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU’s multi-talented Paralympian Jessica Gallagher won 2 medals at last week’s IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, NZ. At her first international athletics meet Jess won a bronze medal in the F13 Javelin and a silver medal in the F13 Long Jump which she also did her PB! She became the first Australian athlete to win a medal at both a summer and winter major international meet ( Paralympics + IPC World Championships) which is an awesome effort. With 18 months till the London Olympics things are looking good!

    Great picture of Jess wearing her 2XU in beautiful NZ!!

  • North Melbourne Kangaroos sign with 2XU Compression!

    1 Feb 2011   /  2XU Sponsorships , NMFC , Kangaroos , North Melbourne Football Club , 2XU Compression   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We're thrilled to announce another elite sporting partnership, this time with the North Melbourne Football Club (NMFC). Under a new agreement we're set to supply our highly acclaimed Compression garments to the Club’s players for training, game day and recovery. 

    Pete Mulkearns, North Melbourne Football Club Director of Sports Science, is thrilled with the new alliance and the significance it holds for his player group ahead of the 2011 AFL Premiership Season.

    “We wanted a superior, advanced product to enhance the recovery processes and training preparation of our players,” said Mulkearns.

    “2XU was the perfect fit, and we’re delighted to have cemented a two year partnership as we believe 2XU Compression can offer us a significant edge over our opponents.  Be it for travelling, pre and post training or even rest days, we encourage all our players to wear 2XU Compression.”

    “The way we prepare, recover and utilise cutting edge technologies is paramount to the growth and development of the Kangaroos and 2XU is an industry leader in sports recovery apparel.” 

    AndrewSwallow

    Throughout the partnership, 2XU will work with the NMFC players, as well as the Club’s strength and conditioning staff on product development and research projects.  All Kangaroos will wear 2XU Compression in training, on game day and during recovery sessions to take advantage of an array of physiological benefits; from improved circulation and heightened agility through to reduced muscle fatigue and damage.

    With a relentless commitment to engineering world-class garments from fabrics which deliver tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU sets the benchmark in high performance compression. 

    Andrew Swallow (pictured) will appear in the Man Alive section of ALPHA magazine's March issue for 2011.

  • 2XU's Katya Crema at the Ski Cross World Cup!

    31 Jan 2011   /  Ski Cross World Cup , 2XU Compression , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU’s Katya Crema checks in from the Ski Cross World Cup in Germany!

    After the Europa Cup in Switzerland we drove to Grasgheren, Germany, for the Ski Cross World Cup. There was a lot of hype surrounding this World Cup when we arrived as Ski Cross is huge in Germany after the sport’s success at the Olympics.

    Between qualifications and finals, I did some spinning on the stationary bike in my 2XU Compression Tights for recovery, trying to remove the lactic acid from my legs. I needed to be fresh for finals.

    My finals was a tough heat! I had a great start and maintained second position right down the course but was piped at the line, finishing third. So close to making semi-finals and a top 8 result. My qualifying time put me in 13th place, still a great World Cup result. It was disappointing to be beaten but I was happy with how I raced. My head-to-head racing is improving and my confidence is building. I know I can mix it with the best girls in the world.

    Next stop World Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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