Champion System Tri News
Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Wins the Vineman 70.3 Triathlon!
Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez Wins the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships!
Here are some great pictures of the guys in action: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2012/04/23/gallery-2012-eilat-etu-triathlon-european-championships/
Greg Bennett wins the 2012 Rev 3 Knoxville Triathlon
Check out the recap video:
Trista Francis finally broke the Timex team drought, earning a top 5 place in her age group at St. Anthony's Tri this past weekend.
Champion System athlete Kaleb VanOrt of Team IE came in 8th. Great job!
Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez Wins the 2012 European Elite Triathlon Championship!
Spain’s Javier Gomez stormed the run and left nothing to chance at the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships to take the European title for the third time in his career. Russia took silver and bronze with powerful performances by Alexander Bryukhankov and Ivan Vasiliev who just beat Tony Moulai (FRA) in a sprint to the line for third.
Read the race recap here
Inspiring Story - Keep Up the Great Work Dan!
Undergoing gastric bypass shouldn't keep an otherwise healthy person from participating in endurance sports
You could say that Dan Benintendi is hooked on exercise. On a typical morning in Fort Worth, Texas, he wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to swim 2,500 yards. Then he teaches a one-hour spin class, works most of the day as an AT&T account manager, teaches another spin class and heads home to his wife and three young kids.
As an ironman competitor who dabbles in marathons and 100-mile "ultra" runs, working out for three to four hours a day isn't so unusual. But those workouts are a far cry from the Benintendi workouts of four years ago.
Champion System Athlete Emma Garrard Finishes 3rd at the XTERRA West Championship!
Great job Emma!
Great weekend of Racing for Champion System Triathletes!
Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez won the Nautica South Beach Triathlon and Melanie McQuaid won the California 70.3 Triathlon. Full Champion System are below. Great job guys!
- Melanie McQuaid (1st)
- Matty reed ( 6th)
Nautica South Beach
- Javier Gomez (1st)
- Lauren gross( 4th)
- Jenna parker –(5th)
Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Interviewed at Slowtwitch.com
A year ago, Greg Bennett basically closed the door to a run at Kona in his 40th year and said he would devote himself to joining wife Laura on team USA at the London Olympics [if she qualifies at San Diego]. Funny how life twists and turns around the best laid plans.
Champion System Athlete Nicole Kelleher wins the 2012 Rev3 Triathlon!
Champion System Athletes Greg and Laura Bennett featured in this month's edition of Inside Triathlon!
Check out the full article here.
Champion System Athlete Paula Findlay Wins Triathlete of the Year from Triathlon Canada Magazine!
Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez featured on Inside Tri Magazine!
Champion System Athlete Ben Greenfield featured in Lava Magazine
Eduardo Sturla comes in 6th at Ironman Florida
Last Saturday November 5, Eddie Sturla closed the 2011 season with a golden key. It was the Ironman Florida in Panama City, USA, where after 51:15 swim, 4:29:47 bike and 2:56:56 of running finished on the 6th place.
Champion System athletes Matty Reed and Lauren Goss win AmicaTri Sprint!
A big congrats to our two Champion System sponsored athletes for their double win. They look great in their custom suits, don't they?
Matty Reed wins 5150 Galveston!
Congrats to Matty and Andrew Russell who came in 6th! Go Champion System sponsored athletes!
Lauren Goss comes in 5th in Half Rev3 South Carolina!
Congratulations to Lauren Goss for coming in 5th in the last race of the Rev3 Series.
Andrew Starykowicz wins the REV3 2011 series!
Andrew wins the Rev3 series with 760 points!
Ironman Kona 2011
Congrats to all the Champion System athletes who raced in Hawaii this weekend!
Scott Rigsby, double amputee and 2-Time Hawaii Ironman Finisher in his custom Champion System gear. You are an inspiration, Scott!
Pro-Triathlete Matty Reed in his custom Hawaiian gear for Kona!
Champion System Athlete Matty Reed Wins the 2011 Lifetime Minneapolis Triathlon. Greg Bennett Finishes 3rd!
Cameron Dye and Andy Potts came out of the water together with Potts edging out Dye by two seconds for the fastest swim. Filip Ospalay was first to hunt them down, putting time into the super swimmers on the bike. A chase pack of Matt Reed, Brian Lavelle, and Eric Limkemann followed closely behind. By the second half of the bike, Dye had put 15 seconds on Potts, with Osplay 55 seconds back and Potts in hot pursuit. But Matt Reed threw down the hammer on the last miles of the bike, leading Dye and everyone else into T2. Then Reed ran for his life. Getting chased by speedsters like Dye, Bennett and Potts will do that to a guy. Reed held onto his lead to finish first today, making him a three-time champ, followed by Potts and Bennett.
Champion System Athlete Eduarto Sturla Wins Ironman Brazil!
Great job Eduardo! You can follow Eduardo online at www.eduardosturla.com.
Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett Featured in USAT News!
The past week has been a whirlwind for USA Triathlon National Team member and 2008 Olympian Laura Bennett. After placing a strong sixth in the opening event of the 2011 ITU World Championship Series in Sydney, Laura and her husband — newly minted U.S. athlete Greg Bennett — relocated to their home in Boulder, Colo., after training in Australia for five months. USA Triathlon caught up with Bennett after getting settled back in the U.S.
USA Triathlon: Did you have any goals entering the race in Sydney? Were you satisfied with your performance in your first race of the year?
Laura Bennett: My goal for Sydney was a strong, consistent race. I ended up feeling quite good on the day, so I pushed the pace as much as I could. I was really disappointed to not be able to get the result I believe I was capable of given my feeling on the day due to the helmet violation, but otherwise I was pleased to kick off the season with this solid result.
Slowtwitch.com Talk to Champion System Athlete Kaleb VanOrt
Kaleb VanOrt is fast. Scary fast. He had the fastest 10k split in every triathlon he has ever done. The former Notre Dame athlete burst into the limelight when he placed 2nd* at the American Sprint Championships in Clermont.
Champion System Sweeps ITU Season Opener at Dextrose Tri Sidney!
Champion System Athletes Javier Gomez and Paula Findley won their respective fields at this weekend's Dextrose Tri Sidney. Great way to start the season!
Champion System Featured in Triathlete's World Magazine
Champion System Athlete Matty Reed Featured in LAVA Magazine
Champion System Signs Pro Triathlete Matty Reed for 2011 Season
Professional triathlete and 2008 Olympian, Matty Reed, announces partnership with Champion System. Reed, who is known for his versatility and winning across a variety of distances in triathlon, will be racing in custom Champion System apparel for the 2011 season.
“I am excited to join the Champion System family,” Reed said, “Their uniform is fast and quality and I am excited to take the starting line in it. With the variety of distances I race, I like the idea of multiple styles and designs.”
Reed, who represented the USA at the 2008 Olympic Games, made his Ironman debut at Ironman Arizona last November. Reed has stated he will target the World Championships 70.3 with the new course and will look to make his Ironman Kona debut this season.
“With the rapid growth of Champion System’s triathlon division, having a consummate professional like Matty Reed become part of the family, truly represents who our company strives to be and how it represents itself as a corporation not only in the triathlon industry but in the business community as a whole,” said Scott Kaylin, co-founder of Champion System.
Team Snapple LyteWater featured in Triathlete Magazine
Champion System Athlete Dan Benintendi Featured on LAVA.com
Champion System Athlete Pat Evoe feature interview at slowtwitch.com
Austin Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gets interesting words of encouragement when he is racing, and most of them have nothing to do with his name or place of residence. They are usually related to his sponsor Little Caesar's, but there is more to Patrick Evoe than Pizza, Pizza.
Slowtwitch: Word has it that you just had fun at the dentist. Is that correct?
Patrick: I would agree only if you have a pretty liberal interpretation of the word “fun.” I had 5 wisdom teeth removed in surgery last week, only a day after I came back from Ironman Cozumel. I needed to have them out, so I scheduled the surgery to coincide with the race recovery to get it out of the way. After a few days on the couch now, I can say with confidence that I'm officially tired of Jello, applesauce, yogurt, and pudding. I didn't plan on cutting weight this off-season!!
Champion System Athlete Pat Evoe Featured in Austin Fit Magazine
Champion System Athlete and ITU World Champion Javier Gomez Featured on triathlon.org
Champion System Athlete Anna Cleaver Wins the Port MacQuarie Half Marathon!
Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett Named in Top 3 Athletes of the Week by US Olympic Committee
Coming in third place was triathlete Laura Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) who had a remarkable September, winning the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship and securing the top U.S. finish in the 2010 ITU World Championship Series at the Grand Final. On Sept. 12 in Budapest, Hungary, the Olympian placed eighth in the ITU Grand Final in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 36 seconds. With four straight top-10 WCS finishes, Bennett came on strong late in the year to finish 10th overall and as the No. 1 American in the WCS series rankings.
Champion System Featured on Entertainment Tonight as Host Mark Steines Takes 2nd at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon!
Great job Mark!
Champion System Featured on ABC's Good Morning America with JuJu Chang!
Champion triathlete Javier Gomez came 2nd in Budapest WCS Grand Final and becomes 2010 World Champion!
Great job Javier!
Champion System Athlete Laura Bennet Featured by Universal Sports
The veteran of the U.S. triathlon team, Laura Bennett is having one of her finest years on the ITU circuit. The 35-year-old has finished in the top eight at the past three ITU World Championship Series races, helping her climb to 11th in the world. Another good finish next month at the Grand Final in Budapest could get her into the top 10 for the season's final rankings. She checked in with us via email...
Champion System Athlete John Hirsch Featured in NY Daily News "Ask An Expert"
Expert: Triathlete & Team Continuum coach John Hirsch
Question from: Rolando Ricardez (@R_Ricardez)
Q: As a beginner triathlete I have been spending quite some time on my bike. I wonder whether cycling helps me with my running. My question is: is cycling going to make me a slower or a faster runner? Are the muscles used in cycling completely different from those used in running? Or are they complementary? Should I spend less time on the bike as I prepare for a marathon or is it ok for me to cycle on cross-training days?
A: For most novice endurance sports athletes, doing more of anything helps with everything. If you are cycling more than before you started any endurance sports, you are likely to see fitness gains and that will translate over to running. Because cycling is low impact, you will remain injury free while building your fitness, which is very important as many new runners find themselves doing too much too fast and getting hurt. The muscles used are not exactly the same, nor is the movement, so at some point, there are diminished returns.
Champion System Athlete Laura Bennett had another strong race finishing 8th at today’s Kitzbuhel ITU World Championship Race.
Photo Credit: Paul Phillips / Competitive Image
Laura Bennett had another strong race finishing 8th at today’s Kitzbuhel ITU World Championship Race. Great Job Laura!
CHAMPION SYSTEM IS THE OFFICIAL UNIFORM SPONSOR OF CANADIAN NATIONAL
Champion System Athlete Gavin Noble Wins the Fuente Alamo Triathlon!
Congratulations Gavin on your great win!
Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Takes 2nd Place at the 2010 St. Anthony's Triathlon!
Photo Credit: Paul Phillips / Competitive Image
Kathy Rakel Finishes in Top 10 for 2010 Lima ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup!
Champion System is proud to announce a top 10 finish from Team Sirius athlete Kathy Rakel. Kathy finished 10th overall in the Elite Women's category during the 2010 Lima ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on April 4th! Congratulations Kathy! Check out Kathy in her Custom Elite Tri Suit!
Team Sirius Athelte Misato Takagi has wins the 2010 Mazatlan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup!
We are proud to sponsor Misato Takagi who finished first and took the win during this year's 2010 Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup! Congratulations to Misato on an impressive star to the 2010 season! Check out Misato on the podium in her CS gear!
CHAMPION SYSTEM ATHLETE AND 2-TIME OLYMPIAN GREG BENNETT FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE!
Check out Greg in his CS Custom Tri-Suit in this month's edition of Triathlete Magazine. Looking good Greg!
CHAMPION SYSTEM IS PROUD TO OFFER OFFICIAL GOTRIbal APPAREL!
GOTRIbal is an interactive network to offer the world of triathlon to women athletes every where. GOTRIbal seeks to empower and engage women not only in the world of endurance sports but in every aspect of their life.
To learn more about GOTRIbal and join their network please visit the GOTRIbal website,
To purchase official GOTRIbal clothing, visit http://champ-sys.com/retail/gotribal
CHAMPION SYSTEM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS SPONSORSHIP OF THE USA TRIATHLON TRAINING DVD SERIES
Yuliya Sapunova Finishes Season with U23 Title
Champion System is proud to announce that sponsored athlete, Yuliya Sapunova, is ranked as the number one female in the inaugural ITU Under23 Triathlon Rankings. Sapunova secured her title after a consistently strong season , finishing fifth in the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup. Congratulations, Yuliya!
Red Licorice Events Team Photo
Champion System is proud to partner with Red Licorice Events for 2010. Check out their official Team Photo. Photo provide by Jake North Photography.
Champion System Athlete Greg Bennett Pre Race at Ironman 70.3 World Championships
Champion System Athletes Greg and Laura Bennett Win Ironman Augusta!
Check out their feature in this month's Triathlete Magazine!
Snapple Ltye Water Announces 2010 Snapple Triathlon Team
Team Snapple has announced their team for the 2010 season. Comprised of 25 top professional and amateur triathletes, they have previously claimed strong finishes at the Ironman World Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Duathlon Worlds.
"We've had a wonderfully successful run in our first four years, and we're looking forward to besting ourselves once again in 2010,” said Bart Forsyth, director of Team Snapple.
With the addition of nine new competitors, Team Snapple 2010 members include Bart Forsyth ( Team Director), Adrianna Anderson, Kelzie Beebe, Chip Berry, Hilary Carins, Greg Close, Katie Davison, Zack Desmond, Rick Fessler, Chris Ganter, Holly Geldhauser, Jim Hallberg, Laurie Hug, Angela Kidd, Adrianne Kroepsch, Stephanie Liles, Christopher Martin, Lucas McCullom, Cheryl McMurray, Ashley McWilliams, Matias Palavecino, Todd Stackhouse, Ted Waugh, Sean Ward, and Todd Wiley.
Champion System Athlete Javier Gomez Noya wins the LA Life Time Fitness Triathlon
Gomez, the 2008 ITU World Champion and 2007 and 2009 ITU World Championship silver medalist, came back from a 30-second deficit after the bike leg to pass three-time Toyota Cup series champion and fellow Champion System athlete Greg Bennett and the Czech Republic's veteran ITU star Filip Ospaly to win this weekend's Life Time Fitness Triathlon. Great job, Javier!
Photos courtesy of Rich Cruse / richcruse.com
Team Hong Kong Competes in World Kids' Triathlon Competition
On August 23, 2009, Team Hong Kong competed in the World Kids' Triathlon, held in Yokohama, Japan. The Triathlon was held in conjunction with the World Kids' Sports Summit. Young athletes, ages 10-15 years from 16 countries, gathered to promote the message of a brighter future through fair play and compete in the first ever World Kids' Triathlon.
Pictured below is Team Hong Kong in their custom Elite Tri Suits.
Irina Abbysova Takes Silver in Tiszaujvaros World Cup
Champion System-sponsored Russian athlete Irina Abbysova took the silver at the Tiszaujvaros World Cup on Sunday, August 9. This was her first ITU World Cup podium. Way to go Irina!
Pictured below is Irina in her Champion System gear, giving a post-race interview.
Javier Gomez Crowned European Triathlon Champion
Champion System-sponsored triathlete Javier Gomez Noya won the Holten ETU Triathlon European Championship ahead of Alistair Brownlee (GBR) and Alexander Brukhankov (RUS).
Here's Javier running to victory in his Champion System custom Elite Tri Suit.
Champion System Named Official Supplier to ITU Triathlon World Championship
Champion System has been named the official technical cycling clothing supplier for the 2009 ITU World Triathlon Championships, being held on Australia's Gold Coast September 9-13.
Champion System Wins U23 European Triathlon Championship
Champion System-sponsored triathlete Yuliya Sapunova (Ukraine) won the European U23 Triathlon Championship in a Champion System Elite Tri Suit and on our new Champion System carbon fiber bicycle frame. More info on CS Frames is coming soon!
Champion System Sponsors 2009 Lyte Water Triathlon Team
Champion System is proud to announce that it is serving as official clothing sponsor for the Lyte Water Triathlon Team. The team is based in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York. The team includes 26 top-notch professional triathletes who have made strong showings at Ironman World Championships, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Olympic-distance Elite Age Group Nationals, Duathlon Nationals, and numerous other national level events.
Pictured below is the Lyte Water Triathlon team custom jersey.
Ukrainian Triathletes Win at Regional Track Finals
Elite triathletes Yuliya Sapunova and Danil Sapunov both won gold medals at their regional Zaporizhyan track and field cup meet recently. The two athletes are sponsored by Champion System and are pictured below in their custom Champion System Casual Windguard Pants and Casual Windguard Jacket.
Champion System Introduces CS-ONE and Redefines Low Minimums
Champion System has once again turned the custom cyclewear industry upside down! Introducing CS-ONE, the lowest minimum custom program in the world. With CS-ONE the minimum is only 5 total pieces and you can order main items one at a time!
1 Tri Top
1 Tri Short
1 Tri Suit
1 Cycling Jersey
1 Cycling Short
Wait — it gets better! Once you meet the 5 piece main item minimum you can order our accessories one at a time too. One pair of gloves, one cap — whatever you want. CS-ONE is perfect for anybody that's ever dreamed of having their very own custom uniform.
Click here for more info and pricing.
Champion System Triathletes Take 3rd and 5th at ITU Asia Cup
Champion System Triathletes Dominate Alanya European Cup
Champion System's Gomez Wins World Cup Triathlon Championship