Zoot 2014 Teams

January 31st, 2014 - Posted by zoot

At Zoot we believe that you should train as you race and race as you train. Our commitment to this idea has led us to making some of the best (and most comfortable) tri and running gear that the world has seen.
Of course, we would be nowhere without our committed team of testers, or as they are known to the world, the Zoot Teams. They are constantly pushing our gear to the limits, be it a hard training session or sprinting for the finish at Kona.
With that in mind, we are proud to announce our 2014 teams. We are especially excited to note that all of our members of our 2013 Marque and Elite Pro Teams are returning this year! Without further ado here are the Zoot 2014 Teams:


Marquee Pro:
Ben Hoffman
Kelly Williamson


Elite Pro:
Jozsef Major
Ian Mikelson
Sergio Marques (Portugal)
Anja Beranek (Germany)
Charisa Wernick
Uli Bromme
Bree Wee
Mandy Mclane
Heather Leiggi
Lesley Smith
Janelle Morrison (Canada)
Balazs Csoke
Sara Gross (Canada)
Rachel Jastrebsky
Beth Walsh
Sierra Snyder
Gregory Farrell (Australia)


Team Zoot (formerly called Zoot Ultra Team)
SoCal: Team Captain – Diana Noble
NorCal: Team Captain – Jim Atkinson
North West: Team Captain – Sam Piccici
Arizona: Team Captain – Bryan Dunn
Texas: Team Captain – Christian Wendenburg
Mountain: Team Captain – Shane Neimeyer
Central Plains: Team Captains – Chuck and Jen Sloan
Great Lakes: Team Captains – Rick Lapinski, Matt Ancona
Mid-Atlantic: Team Captain – Brian Jastrebsky
North East: Team Captains – Shane Arters, Hana Sykorova
South East: Team Captain – Kerry Mowlam


Wishing everyone a great racing season!

Event Schedule

January 28th, 2014 - Posted by zoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Zoot Sports we respect the fact that you train like you race – and when you race, you race like there is no tomorrow. We want to be there to support you on those days you give it all and help celebrate that PR, life goal or win.

We will have a booth at the following events, so drop by and say “hi” and let us know how you have been #CruisinComfort

Running Races
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego, California – 1 June 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle, Washington – 21 June 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago, Illinois – 21 July 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, Virginia – 31 August 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 21 September 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver, Colorado – 19 October 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah, Georgia – 8 November 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, Nevada – 16 November 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio, Texas – 7 December 2014

IRONMAN
IRONMAN Texas (Galveston, Texas) – 6 April 2014
IRONMAN St. George, U.S. Pro Championship (St. George, Utah) – 3 May 2014
IRONMAN Texas (The Woodlands, Texas) – 17 May 2014
IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) – 29 June 2014
IRONMAN Lake Placid (Lake Placid, New York) – 27 July 2014
IRONMAN Colorado (Boulder, Colorado) – 2 August 2014
IRONMAN Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky) – 24 August 2014
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, California) – 21 September 2014
IRONMAN Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – 28 September 2014
IRONMAN World Championship (Kona, Hawaii) – 11 October 2014
IRONMAN Florida (Panama City Beach, Florida) – 1 November 2014
IRONMAN Arizona (Tempe, Arizona) – 16 November 2014

IRONMAN 70.3
IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside (Oceanside, California) – 29 March 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Florida (Haines City, Florida) – 13 April 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana) – 13 April 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina) – 1 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Boise (Boise, Idaho) – 7 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Buffalo Springs (Lubbock, Texas) – 29 June 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) – 7 September 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton (Princeton, New Jersey) – 21 September 2014
IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta (Augusta, Georgia) – 28 September 2014

TRIATHLONS
Leon’s Triathlon (Hammond, Indiana) – 1 June 2014
Zoot Aspen Triathlon (Aspen, Colorado) – 2 August 2014
New York City Triathlon (New York, New York) – 3 August 2014
Chicago Triathlon (Chicago, Illinois) – 24 August 2014
Toughman Half Triathlon (Croton-on-Hudson, New York) – 7 September 2014
Jarden Westchester Triathlon (Rye, New York) – 20 September 2014

#CruisinComfort: Enter to Win!

January 6th, 2014 - Posted by zoot

At Zoot, we build our shoes for the journey, made to endure months of training, straight through to the finish. We know you appreciate just being out there, and we’ve created a product that lets you hit the road day after day, no matter how grueling the workout or how many miles lie ahead. With ultra comfort and confidence in mind, Zoot shoes are built from the inside out, with BareFit™ technology that is soft and friction-free, allowing you to cruise through your training in comfort.

Now, we want to hear from you. Follow Zoot on Twitter and Instagram and share your own running journey with us: tell us how many miles you put in, snap a photo along the way, share your goals, or just tell us how you’re feeling post-run. Include the hashtag #CruisinComfort, be sure to tag Zoot (@ZootSports) and you will be entered to win a grand prize: a full Zoot training day outfit (shoes included!) awarded each week in January. Happy Cruisin’!

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL RULES: U.S.A.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes will begin on January 6, 2014 at 10:00:01 AM PST and end on January 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM PST (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Standard Time (“PST”). Odds of winning a grand prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Any information provided in the entry or participation of this Sweepstakes is provided to Zoot Sports (“Sponsor”) and not to Instagram or Twitter.

Eligibility:
This Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Entrants, as defined below, must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Residents of Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all other U.S. territories and possessions are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Entrants must have a valid Social Security Number or a valid U.S. personal tax identification number. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s subsidiary and affiliated companies (“Sponsor Affiliates”), Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates’ administrative, advertising and promotion agencies, and of any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion or implementation of the Sweepstakes, and members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether or not related thereto) are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter:
During the Sweepstakes period, follow Zoot Sports on Instagram or Twitter and share a Tweet (Twitter) or photo (Instagram), include the hashtag #CruisinComfort and tag @ZootSports. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM PST to be eligible for Sweepstakes. Multiple Entries are allowed. Any attempted form of Entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor is not responsible for any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical or human error), which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize or otherwise participate in this promotion. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsor will deem that the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account indicated in such Entry made the Entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account is assigned. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor Privacy Policies, Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

Grand Prize:
Each grand prize (“Prize”) consists of one (1) Zoot training day outfit, including a top, bottoms and shoes. The estimated retail value (“ERV”) of Prize is three hundred and fifty dollars ($350).  Winner cannot transfer the Prize or redeem it or any part of it for cash. The Prize is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for Prize is permitted, except that Sponsor shall have the right to award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Shoes and apparel will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind by Sponsor.

Winner Selection:
On or about January 13, 2014, January 20, 2014 and February 1, 2014, potential grand prize winners will be determined by random drawing by representatives or Sponsor from among all eligible entries received during each one week period.

Winner Notification:
Potential grand prize winners (“Winners”) will be notified via the social media platform through which entry was recorded within three (3) days of drawing. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts within a twenty-four (24) hour period to notify potential Winner. The potential grand prize winner will be required to respond within seven (7) days of notification with their full name, email address, birthdate, address, telephone number and photo identification. If potential grand prize winner does not respond within the specified seven (7) days, they will forfeit grand prize. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, image, statement and likeness for purpose of advertising and trade.

Additional Terms: 
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof.

Rules/Winner’s Name:
For the names of the Winners, available after February 1, 2014, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 15, 2014 to: Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes “RULES” or “WINNER’S NAME” (specify which), 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 323, Calabasas, CA 91302.

 

OFFICIAL RULES: European Version
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Void where prohibited, including but not limited to countries where multi-country contests are prohibited, or where the contest must be registered with a government agency. The Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on January 6, 2014 at 19:00:01 PM CET and end on January 31, 2014 at 23:59:59 CET (“Sweepstakes Period”). Odds of winning a grand prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. Any information provided in the entry or participation of this Sweepstakes is provided to Zoot Sports (“Sponsor”) and not to Instagram or Twitter.

Eligibility:
This Sweepstakes is open only to persons who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and who are permanent, legal residents of only the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.  Residents of all other countries are ineligible. If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he or she must obtain consent from his/her parent and/or legal guardian prior to entering the Sweepstakes and submitting any personally identifiable information to Sponsor. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s subsidiary and affiliated companies (“Sponsor Affiliates”), Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates’ administrative, advertising and promotion agencies, and of any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion or implementation of the Sweepstakes, and members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as such persons (whether or not related thereto) are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes.

How to Enter:
During the Sweepstakes period, follow Zoot Sports on Instagram or Twitter and share a Tweet (Twitter) or photo (Instagram), include the hashtag #CruisinComfort and tag @ZootSports. Entries must be received by 23:59:59 PM CET to be eligible for Sweepstakes. Multiple Entries are allowed. Any attempted form of Entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor is not responsible for any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical or human error), which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize or otherwise participate in this promotion. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning Entry, Sponsor will deem that the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter account indicated in such Entry made the Entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the account is assigned. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor Privacy Policies, Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

Grand Prize:
Each grand prize (“Prize”) consists of one (1) Zoot training day outfit, including a top, bottoms and shoes. The estimated retail value (“ERV”) of Prize is three hundred and fifty dollars ($350).  Winner cannot transfer the Prize or redeem it or any part of it for cash. The Prize is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for Prize is permitted, except that Sponsor shall have the right to award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Shoes and apparel will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind by Sponsor.

Winner Selection:
On or about January 13, 2014, January 20, 2014 and February 1, 2014, potential grand prize winners will be determined by random drawing by representatives or Sponsor from among all eligible entries received during each one week period.

Winner Notification:
Potential grand prize winners (“Winners”) will be notified via the social media platform through which entry was recorded within three (3) days of drawing. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts within a twenty-four (24) hour period to notify potential Winner. The potential grand prize winner will be required to respond within seven (7) days of notification with their full name, email address, birthdate, address, telephone number and photo identification. If potential grand prize winner does not respond within the specified seven (7) days, they will forfeit grand prize. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, image, statement and likeness for purpose of advertising and trade.

Additional Terms: 
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper operation thereof.

Rules/Winner’s Name:
For the names of the Winners, available after February 1, 2014, or for an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by March 15, 2014 to: Cruisin’ Comfort Sweepstakes “RULES” or “WINNER’S NAME” (specify which), 23622 Calabasas Road, Suite 323, Calabasas, CA 91302.

 

 

#ZootKona2013

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.  

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.

Ben Hoffman Wins Ironman Coeur d’Alene

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

Javier Gomez and Heather Jackson Escape from Alcatraz Victorious!

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.

 

Boulder Coaching Camp

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 darren@bouldercoaching.com