October 4th, 2013 - Posted by zoot
Christal Nylin, Zoot Sports Founder, sitting in her store on Ali’i Drive
In 1983 we stitched together our first padded trisuit and have been at it ever since! This year marks our 30th Birthday!!! We are so excited to celebrate it with you in the place where it all began: The Big Island!
On Saturday October 12th, thousands of athletes will toe the line at the 35th Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii and we could not be more proud of every one of them for all the hard work and effort they put in to get there.
And we can think of NOTHING better than to celebrate our 30th with our athletes, friends, family and YOU….so we decided to throw a giant party after the race. We have a handful of tickets to the invite-only Zoot Kona After Party we’ll be giving away throughout the week, so be sure to stop by our booth, check us out on Facebook and tune in on Twitter to find out how these could be yours (hint: may want to brush up on your Happy Birthday singing voice…
You’ll find us at the Expo all week. We’re taking it back to the 80′s with some totally gnarly, limited edition performance apparel. So swing by – we’d love to see you and we’d LOVE to giant high-5 your totally rad self!
*If you’re NOT in Kona, no worries, we got you covered. Look for updates and behind-the-scenes shots from the expo, the race and the after-party: #zootkona2013
And if you’re digging our 80′s gear, be sure to ask your friend/training partner/random local Kona-qulaifier to pick-up a kit for you.
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!
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
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.
July 3rd, 2013 - Posted by zoot
Ben Hoffman embraces his girlfriend after winning Ironman CDA
*Photo credit: Nils Nilsen
Zoot athletes had a fantastic weekend of racing! Ben Hoffman crushed a competitive field at Ironman Coeur d’Alene on Sunday and took the WIN. Not only did he win, he also set the overall course record! The conditions made for some fast racing. Ben came out of the water with a pack of 3 and then soon took the lead on the bike. He was passed about half way through the bike but he then later re-passed the leader to gain the lead and put a decent gap to finish the 112 mile bike in first place. He then ran a 2:52 marathon and held off the rest of the field behind him all the way until the end. Ben Hoffman raced an amazing Ironman triathlon from start to finish! Ben raced in his Prophet Wetzoot, his Zoot custom race kit and the TT 6.0 running shoes. Watch his post-race interview, click here.
Kelly Williamson on her way to winning Rev3 Williamsburg
*Photo credit: Larry Rosa
Kelly Williamson also had an incredible performance at Rev3 Williamsburg. Kelly ran down the field after being more than 9 minutes down to get her first win of the season. Combine that win with a great vacation and Kelly is happy! She recaps her race on her blog, click here to read more about her win.
Congratulations to all the athletes who raced last weekend! Be sure to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page.
March 4th, 2013 - Posted by zoot
Congratulations to Javier Gomez and Heather Jackson on the impressive wins on Sunday at the historical Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! Known for attracting World Champions, Olympic Medalists, and top amateurs from all over the world, Escape from Alcatraz kicked off unofficial start of the 2013 triathlon season.
This incredibly tough race has been going on since 1981 and top pro triathletes including Scott Tinley, Paula Newby Frasier, Greg Welch, Michellie Jones, Chris McCormack, Simon Lessing, Andy Potts and more have all notched a win at the historical race. On Sunday, history was made special for Zoot when Javier Gomez and Heather Jackson took the male and female overall wins.
Javier Gomez was second out of the water and went to the lead of the bike and then crushed the run to capture the overall victory going down in true history. Javier raced in the Prophet Wetzoot and ran in a prototype “Road to 2016” race flat.
Heather Jackson of Bend, OR surpassed top US Olympian Sara Groff by crushing the bike and running past her to take the lead near the end of the race, claiming the overall female win. Heather raced in the Prophet Wetzoot, her new Zoot Custom kit and the Ultra Kiawe racing flat.
Also with solid performances for Zoot were Francesco Godoy of Spain and Charisa Wernick of Carlsbad, CA who both placed 6th and were on the podium.
January 22nd, 2013 - Posted by zoot
Zoot is proud to announce a partnership with Boulder Coaching of Boulder, Colorado. Simon Lessing, five-time Triathlon World Champion, and Darren De Reuck, an Olympic running coach, have joined forces to help runners and triathlete achieve higher levels of performance. Join them for their first camp of the year in warm sunny Florida.
FEBRUARY, FLORIDA CAMP!
JOIN COACH’S SIMON AND DARREN IN WARM CLERMONT, FLORIDA FOR A 4-DAY TRAINING CAMP
ARRIVE WED FEBRUARY 6TH
DEPART SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH (AFTERNOON)
TRAINING CAMP THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7TH THRU SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
WE’LL STAY @ A LOCAL HOTEL NEAR THE TRAINING CENTER AND HAVE PASSES FOR ACCESS TO THE POOL AND WEIGHT ROOM AND MASSAGE
HOTEL ROOMS WILL BE EITHER SINGLE OR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCE
COST PER PERSON: $1,100…WHICH INCLUDES 4 NIGHTS HOEL (WITH BREAKFAST)/ACCESS TO THE TRAINING CENTER/INSTRUCTION
ESCAPE THE COLD AND TRAIN WITH BOULDER COACHING CLIENTS
TRAINING SESSIONS INCLUDE:
1) GROUP SWIM WORKOUTS WITH INSTRUCTION @ THE TRAINING CENTER
2) GROUP BIKE RIDES
3) TRACK WORKOUT AND TRAIL RUNS
4) WEIGHT/CORE WORKOUTS IN THE GYM @ THE TRAINING CENTER UNDER SUPERVISION
5) Q/A SESSION @ THE HOTEL WITH YOUR TWO COACH’S
PLEASE CONTACT DARREN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS email@example.com