Triathlon America names the best companies & athletes in the triathlon industry in 2010
Posted Mar 02 2011 12:00pm
Editor's Note:Our reporter Ben Greenfield is attending the inaugural Triathlon American conference in California. This is a photo of Adrian Fuentes giving the keynote speech.
Also, here's the list of winners from this weeks awards gala honoring the best companies, programs and athletes in the triathlon industry in 2010.
Submissions and rankings were determined by the National Voting Panel (NVP) consisting of all Triathlon America founding members and 10 additional award panel members prominent within the industry including Triathlon icons Mark Allen, Dave Scott, Paula Newby-Fraser, Karen Smyers as well as NBC Today Show host Natalie Morales. Below is a list of those who won MOST INNOVATIVE TOP 5 PRODUCTS IN 2010 (listed in alpha order)
· NEWTON TERRA MOMENTUS TRAIL SHOE – The Momentus is an off-road trainer designed for all types of terrain, from groomed bridle paths and roads to technical mountain trails.
· SHIMANO DURA ACE Di2 SHIMANO Di2 – Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2, a technologically advanced, electronic shifting option for the all new 7900 series Dura-Ace. Comprised of Dual Control type shift / brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and a battery pack, the new Dura-Ace Di2 7970 components provide precision electronic performance and integrate seamlessly with components from the 7900 series Dura-Ace group while adding only 68 grams to the entire group.
· SPEEDFIL HYDRATION SYSTEM BY INVISCID DESIGN - The Speedfil Hydration System is a revolutionary cycling product designed to enhance athlete hydration and aerodynamics. The wind tunnel developed, frame mounted system, smoothes airflow around the frame while the rider is in motion.
· TREK SPEED CONCEPT 7 SERIES by TREK – Serious Triathlon bike for serious competitors.
· ZIPP FIRECREST by ZIPP SPEED WEAPONRY - With the new Firecrest rim shape in our 404 and 808 Tubulars and Carbon Clinchers, Zipp wheels make a bigger difference in more ways than ever. Not only is Firecrest more aerodynamic than any other rim design, it improves handling in crosswinds, wheel strength, and overall ride quality.
TOP US RETAILERS 2010 (Alpha order) 1. ALL 3 SPORTS, ATLANTA, GA 2. BONZAI SPORTS, FALLS CHURCH, VA 3. GEAR WEST BIKE & TRIATHLON, Long Lake, MN 4. INSIDE OUT SPORTS, Charlotte, NC 5. NYTRO MULTISPORT, Encinitas, CA 6. SBR SHOP, INC. New York City, NY 7. SPEEDY REEDY TRIATHLON, Seattle, WA 8. SPORTS BASEMENT, San Francisco, CA 9. TRISPORTS.COM, Tucson, AZ 10. TRIATHLON LAB, INC., Santa Monica, CA
BEST PUBLISHED WRITTEN TRIATHLON ARTICLE OF 2010 ONE FROM THE HEART written by LEE GRUENFELD Published in INSIDE TRIATHLON MAGAZINE
BEST PUBLISHED TRIATHLON PHOTOGRAPH OF 2010 “MENS START” Photo by PAUL PHILLIPS Competitive Image Published by Electronic Edition of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
OLYMPIC DISTANCE FEMALE TRIATHLETES OF THE YEAR EMMA MOFFATT, Australia, 26 years old she had a very strong season finishing 2nd ITU Budapest, 2nd ITU Sprint World’s, 2nd ITU Hamburg and Kitzbuehel event thus giving her the Overall ITU Series Winner Title.
OLYMPIC DISTANCE MALE TRIATHLETES OF THE YEAR JAVIER GOMEZ ESP, 28 years old. Javier had a season to remember, 1st ITU Hamburg, London, 2nd at Kitsbuhel and Budapest and the ITU Overall Series winner.
LONG DISTANCE FEMALE TRIATHLETES OF THE YEAR CHRISSIE WELLINGTON GBR, 33 years old. 1st 70.3 Kansas, 1st at Timberman 70.3 and 1st at Roth, and 1st IM Arizona with new Ironman world best of 8:36:13.
LONG DISTANCE MALE TRIATHLETES OF THE YEAR CHRIS MCCORMACK AUS, 37 years old. 3rd at IM Germany, 1st at TriStar Worms, 4th Escape from Alcatraz and the Ford IM World Champion for the 2nd time.
TRIATHLON AMERICA MOST VALUABLE TRIATHLETE OF 2010 (MVT) - CHRISSIE WELLINGTON