• 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)

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  • 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!

  • 2XU's Brown and McKinnon blitz Ironman Korea!

    3 Jul 2011   /  Ironman Korea , Cameron Brown , 2xu athlete   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU’s Cam Brown is having an awesome year this time taking out the inaugural  Ironman Korea held on Jeju Island, Korea on July 3rd. The harsh heat and course proved to be a tough one for Cam but managed to push through the barriers and finished the race in 4.03:58!

    Also huge congratulations to 2XU's Bevan McKinnon for his stellar efforts at the  Ironman 70.3  Korea. Bevan made the podium with a 3rd place finish in the full Ironman event, his second podium finish in an Iron distance event so far this year. Keep an eye out for Bevan’s  Free Performance Session at the Newmarket Performance Centre this spring – more in future 2XU High Performance newsletters.

     Cam sent through his thoughts on the race earlier this month!

     

    Hi there

    Well I had a great win today taking out the inaugural 70.3 Ironman Korea on the Island of Jeju. Conditions were great for fast times except the course was super tough. Our race started at 9am and we were lucky to still have plenty of cloud cover, the last few days have been very misty so it cooled things down early in the race. I was 3rd out of the swim about 1:15min down on Keiron Doe and just under 1min to Guy Crawford. I caught Guy first and then Keiron at the 20km turn around, we all stayed together for the entire 90km bike and I can assure you there wasn't many flat parts in this course, it was just rolling terain all day long.

    I was first off the bike but only a few meters ahead of the other two kiwi's, the run course was brutal! We went straight down for about 1500m before before a long 2km climb to get back onto the main highway. The aid stations weren't ready for the first few athletes as there was nothing set up on the first three I passed so I had to grab a 1.5l bottle of water and run with that for a few hundred meters to get some fluid into me and on me as the sun was breaking through the clouds and the humidity was starting to rise. The run was a one loop course for the Half Ironman athletes but the Ironman athletes would have to face the hills twice which would be a killer!

     

    I made it too the national football stadium turnaround in 1st (the stadium was built for the Soccer World Cup and was pretty impressive) by that stage I had a 4min lead  so I could relax a little but from there on it was all up hill to the finish line. It ended up a kiwi clean sweep with Guy Grawford coming home in 2nd, Keiron Doe in 3rd and Jo Lawn taking out the womens tittle so a great day for the kiwi's. I'm off to watch the Ironman athletes come in now and support them on there even tougher day!

    Thanks for all your support. I head to Frankfurt, Germany tomorrow for my final 3 weeks of training before the European Ironman Championships on July 24th.

    Cameron

    1st Cameron BROWN 4:03:58
    2nd Guy CRAWFORD 4:15:03
    3rd Kieran DOE 4:15:56

  • 2XU Compression signs Hyundai A-League Champs Brisbane Roar!

    27 Jun 2011   /  Brisbane Roar , Hyundai A-League , Official Compression Partner , 2XU Compression   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    We've just expanded our portfolio of elite sporting partners yet again!  This time with Hyundai A-League Champions Brisbane Roar!

    Starting this season, we're set to supply our highly acclaimed Compression apparel to Brisbane’s Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and National Youth League squads.

    With a focus on optimising athletic performance, our brand philosophy is an ideal fit for Brisbane Roar’s ambitions to set the the Hyundai A-League benchmark.

    Brisbane Roar CEO Eugenie Buckley said the agreement was another step forward for the club as it sought to defend the title won at Suncorp Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Orange Sunday.

    “We’re thrilled to have 2XU join with us as we seek to build on last season’s success,” Buckley said.

    “As a club we’re proud to be working with an Australian company and hope our association will bring benefits for both parties as we seek success domestically and in Asia this season.”

    Football Conditioning Coach Ken Stead said the quality of 2XU’s leading Compression apparel would be of great benefit for the playing squad, particularly with the AFC Champions League campaign set to kick-off in February.

    “For our players to compete and succeed at the highest level, we need to be working with high quality products and 2XU certainly fall into that category,” Stead said.

    “2XU’s innovation puts it at the forefront of compression technology and we believe that will put us in prime position to help the players reach their full potential.

    “With the AFC Champions League campaign to run concurrently with the Hyundai A-League season, recovery will be even more integral to optimal performance from the squad and we’re confident 2XU will give us the edge we need to succeed.”

    At 2XU, we're thrilled to welcome Brisbane Roar to our enviable list of high performance Teams and bodies already wearing our Compression.  Roar joins the Australian Institute of Sport, NRL clubs Melbourne Storm, Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters, AFL club North Melbourne Kangaroos, the VIS, Rowing Australia, Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia and many more.

  • 2XU Women dominate Ironman 70.3 Italy

    16 Jun 2011   /  Ironman Italy 70.3 , Ironman70.3 , Martina Dogana , Edith Niederfriniger   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU Ambassador and Italian home favourite Martina Dogana won the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Italy, with 2XU’s Edith Niederfriniger claiming second.

    Niederfriniger led the way throughout the 90 km bike and started the run ahead Martina, but Dogana took control to win the race.

     More than 1,000 from 47 countries competed in the Ironman 70.3 Italy, which consisted of  a 1.9 km swim in rough waters of  the Adriatic Sea, a 90 km challenging and scenic  bike ride through vineyards and olive groves  in the Abruzzo Mountains. They finished with a half marathon (21.1 km), along the beach promenade to the finish line in the heart of the city of Pescara, Italy.

     Awesome work ladies!

  • WTC appoints 2XU Preferred Compression Supplier of IRONMAN® !

    15 Jun 2011   /  WTC , World Triathlon Cooperation , 2XU Compression , 2XU Triathlon , Ironman , triathlon   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU has forged forth in elite sporting circles once more, this time signing a two-year agreement as the exclusive Official Compression Partner of World Triathlon Corporation’s (WTC) global IRONMAN® Series.  2XU will now operate as the preferred supplier of compression apparel at IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3 events.

    As the existing official supplier of Compression to Triathlon Australia, Triathlon New Zealand, international triathlon powerhouse teamTBB, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and the Official Compression Partner of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) amongst many others, formal alliance with the acclaimed IRONMAN® brand marks a logical next step for 2XU. 

     “We are excited to partner with 2XU, a leader in the industry,” said Mike Pine, Chief Sales Officer, WTC. 

     “The quality and technology of the 2XU product will support our participants in their pursuit of peak performance.”

    Following extensive testing by independent sports institutes, 2XU Compression has been found to provide an array of physiological benefits to the wearer including improved circulation and heightened agility through to reduced muscle fatigue and damage.

    "2XU has invested significant resources toward developing and leading the global understanding of high performance compression products,” said 2XU Director of Sales and Marketing, Aidan Clarke.

     “In understanding the undeniable and proven gains for endurance athletes, it’s only logical for us to unite with the IRONMAN® brand that is so synonymous with incredible feats of human endurance."

    With a relentless commitment to engineering world-class garments from fabrics delivering tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU sets the benchmark in high performance compression.  Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies of such caliber as the WTC are integral to the brand’s winning formula.

    Another sensational high performance alliance for 2XU!

  • 2XU's Erin Densham wins ITU Cremona!

    14 Jun 2011   /  Cremona Triathlon , VIS Athlete , ITU , Erin Densham , 2XU Triathlon   /   0 Comments   /   Comment

    2XU's Erin Densham proved she's back to her high performance best on Sunday, claiming her first ITU win of 2011 in Cremona, Italy. 

    Living up to pre race expectations, Densham took out the ITU Cremona Sprint Distance event in 1:01:31, starting with a strong swim leg that saw her exit the water in third spot.  With her superior bike skills, Erin quickly assumed the lead and placed her competitors under real pressure as they fought to hang on in the tight corners and turns.  

    On the run, Densham cruised away from the pack to record a comfortable victory which should offer her great confidence ahead of the Olympic Qualification races in Hamburg, London and Beijing between now and the end of the season.

    Fantastic work Erin - keep it up!

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