When we think of leg­endary Olympic skiers we think of names like Bode Miller, Lind­sey Vonn, and the great Alber­ta Tom­ba. Rune Kris­tiansen from Nor­way isn’t often one of the first names that roll off our tongues, but after watch­ing his pow­er­ful, yet grace­ful style you’ll under­stand why Kris­tiansen has firm­ly placed him­self in the league of legends. 

One of the newest addi­tions to the Olympic games, triathlons test the true heart of an ath­lete. Stan­dard par­tic­i­pa­tion requires con­tes­tants to com­plete a 1.5 km swim, 40 km ride, and 10 km run. These three endurance races push the body to the lim­it. Men­tal fit­ness as well as phys­i­cal fit­ness are required to pre­vent bonk­ing; train­ing is key to the suc­cess of any ath­lete. This dri­ve to excel and go beyond dri­ves SUGOI appar­el. Inspired by ath­letes like you who push the lim­its, SUGOI is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing train­ing gear that incor­po­rates the newest tech­nol­o­gy while stay­ing fashion-forward.

With the two year Olympic triathlon qual­i­fi­ca­tion peri­od end­ing in May, the 2012 Sum­mer Olympics are just around the cor­ner. Ath­letes to watch include: Alis­tair Brown­lee (Eng­land), Emma Mof­fitt (Aus­tralia), Paula Find­ley (Cana­da), Jar­rod Shoe­mak­er (USA).

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There’s nev­er a dull moment for a triath­lete. World Iron­man Dis­tance record hold­er and four-time World Cham­pi­on, Chrissie Welling­ton under­stands this bet­ter than most ath­letes. Ded­i­cat­ing the last 5 years of her life to Iron­man, Welling­ton has earned 13 vic­to­ries in 13 races! Requir­ing extreme ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment, achieve­ments such as this are high­ly impres­sive. Although, Welling­ton has announced her plans for tak­ing a hia­tus in 2012, there is no ques­tions that she will con­tin­ue to inspire ath­letes worldwide.

With con­stant demands on the body, ath­letes like Welling­ton know that per­for­mance appar­el can play a piv­otal role in achiev­ing suc­cess.  There are few cloth­ing brands that under­stand this rela­tion­ship between an ath­lete and their gear. Com­pres­sion tech­nol­o­gy com­bin­ing pow­er, flex, and weight set 2XU apart from oth­er appar­el lines. A recent part­ner of the World Triathlon Cor­po­ra­tion and Iron­man, 2XU strives to con­tin­u­al­ly devel­op new tech­nol­o­gy that will take ath­letes to the next level.

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