Javier Gomez Wins 3rd World Title

September 16th, 2013 - Posted by zoot

On Sunday Javier Gomez became a 3-time ITU WTS World Champion by winning the Grand Final in London. Gomez won the gold in London wearing the Prophet WetZoot in the swim and the Ultra Kiawe 2.0 racing flat on the run. The Kiawe was specifically designed with Javier’s input, it is the same running shoes that Javier wore when he won silver at the Olympic Games.

After battling back and forth on the run with Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, the World Triathlon Series Grand Final came down to an intense finishing chute battle between the two. For the second year, Javier claimed the victory in dramatic fashion. His incredible kick earned him is third Elite Men’s ITU World Championship title.

“It feels amazing to be world champion, I can’t really believe it,” said Gomez after his victory. “It probably wasn’t my day for running, I felt quite tired, so I was just working hard on the sprint, on the last kick. It’s amazing to be champion, I’m so happy.”

You can view the final 1100 meters of the race by clicking here.

Javier winning his 3rd World Title.   Photo: Triathlon.org

Jackpot!

September 10th, 2013 - Posted by zoot

Heather Jackson hits the Jackpot in Vegas!

What a day for Zoot athletes at Ironman 70.3 World Championships! Huge congratulations to Heather Jackson – 2nd place and Tim Reed – 4th place! Also coming in top 10, a strong performance from Kelly Williamson. While the typical heat and sunshine didn’t show up, our athletes did!

Pro’s:
Heather Jackson, 2nd place
Kelly Williamson, 9th place
Mandy Mclane, 18th place
Bree Wee, 19th place
Uli Bromme, 20th place
Amber Ferriera, 22nd place

Tim Reed, 5th place

Age Groupers:
Mark Harms – 4:12 – 3rd M35-39
Chuck Sloan – 4:23 – 7th M35-39
Hana Sykorova – 4:57 – 9th AG
Kerry Mowlam – 4:48
Shane Niemeyer – 4:40
Caroline Smith – 5:18
Megumi Masuda – 5:51
Christine Mackrides – 5:54
Kendra Goffredo – Swim: 34 & Bike: 2:42…stress fracture didn’t allow her to run
Brian Dunn – Swim: 33 and unfortunately a bike crash knocked him out for the day…luckily he’s alright

 

Other key performances this weekend include Beth Walsh’s 4th place finish and Romain Guillaume’s 5th place finish at Ironman Wisconsin.

Vegas, Baby!

September 3rd, 2013 - Posted by zoot

It’s that time of year again…World Championship season!

2012 70.3 World Championship proved to be an incredibly successful year for Zoot athletes with Kelly Williamson taking 2nd and Heather Jackson placing 3rd. With the stacked field, scorching heat and unforgiving terrain, it’s sure to be another tough year!

Kelly Williamson working hard on the bike

Toeing the starting line for Zoot at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship race:

MEN -

Tim Reed

Joseph Major

Chuck Sloan

Bryan Dunn

Kerry Mowlam

Mark Harms

 

WOMEN

Kelly Williamson

Heather Jackson

Uli Bromme

Bree Wee

Mandy McLane

Amber Ferreira

Kendra Goeffredo

Caroline Smith

Hana Sykorova

Christine Mackrides

Megumi Masuda

 

Best of luck to all those who qualified for World Championships! We’ll be out there cheering for you!

Heather Jackson, 3rd 70.3 World Championships