Friday, February 25, 2011

Skinfit partners with Uplace Pro Triathlon Team

The newly-formed Uplace Pro Triathlon Team are without a doubt a who-is-who of the Belgian Triathlon scene. The team is compiled of promising Belgian talents and experienced athleted with a focus on long distance events.
Sofie Goos and Bruno Claerbout were already part of the team in 2010 and for 2011 five world-class athletes complete the pro team: Rutger Beke, Tine Deckers, Bert Jammaer, Axel Zeebroek, and Bart Aernouts all have had some impressive results in the past and are ready to attack the new season.
We are convinced that our Skinfit products can do their part to support the efforts of the team and we are excited to form yet another high-caliber partnership for the 2011 season and beyond. You can find the official video where the team is presented here: < ... CLICK >
With their customized green kits, this team will definitely leave its mark in the triathlon scene. Tine Deckers already showed some good form at Ironman 70.3 in South Africa where she finished second behind Jodie Swallow in 4:45:25 h

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Skinfit Athlete News

News from the Big Island – skinfit® athletes are representing at the MANGO MINI MONSTER TRIATHLON in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Pics: Laura Shimabuku

Our athletes Yvonne van Vlerken and Thomas J. Vonach have set up their winter training residence in Hawaii this year. In addition, Mario Erath – another athlete – has now joined their training group. As a first form test, they competed in the MANGO MINI MONSTER TRIATHLON last weekend.

On February 13th they tried to solve the mystery of who is the fastest skinfit athlete at the moment by participating in the MANGO MINI MONSTER TRIATHLON. A few things seems certain: Thomas can out-swim Yvonne by 16 seconds over a 1,6km swim; Mario is about one minute behind Yvonne in the water; Thomas beat Yvonne by 32 seconds on the bike while Mario lost 2:25 minutes to his coach; Yvonne showed the two guys who is boss during the half marathon and outran Thomas by 33 seconds and Mario by 2:25 minutes. Easy right?

All in all it means that Thomas might be in the shape of his life or how else do you explain the 33 second lead at the end of the day? ;) Thomas finished in 4:14:59 h with Yvonne a tiny 33 seconds behind and Mario 6:51 minutes back.

Congratulations to all three and may the internal fighting about who is in better shape at the moment continue.

If you have been following our athletes through Twitter, Facebook, etc you might have learned some interesting facts about the training group. The almost daily updates include everything from tough training sessions, to broken washing machines, and cooking adventures.

If you would like to keep up to date with the whereabouts of more skinfit® athletes you can do that by joining our new facebook page.