Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Trakkers launches new Elite team on Xtri

Trakkers Announces Elite and Age Group Teams

Boulder, CO— TRAKKERS, The world’s first real-time GPS racing device, announces the inception of its Elite and Age Group Triathlon Team for the 2010 season.

“It is with great pleasure that I present the brand new Trakkers Triathlon Team,” says Trakkers head honcho, Charlie Patten. “In order to enhance the way family and friends track their athletes on race day, we created the Trakkers GPS devices. And in order to better promote the product we have created, we are now establishing a top-notch team of individuals racing in the Trakkers colors.”

To coincide with the highly anticipated spring release of the Trakkers athlete-tracking device, a group of world-class professionals has been assembled. The 2010 pro roster is as follows:

Richie Cunningham: 2x 70.3 Champion; 3x Top-Five at 70.3 World Championships

Dede Griesbsauer: 2x Ironman Champion; 3x Top-Ten Ironman World Champs

Mary Beth Ellis: 2009 Escape from Alcatraz Champion; 2x 2nd place at 70.3 World Champs

Amanda Lovato: 2010 Pucón 70.3 Champion; Multiple Half Ironman Champion

Michael Lovato: 2x Ironman Champion; 3x Top-Ten Kona; 3x National Champion

Brian Fleischmann: 1st World Team Champs; 2x 2nd place at USAT National Champs

Jacqui Gordon: Multiple Ironman and 70.3 Top-Ten finisher

Carole Sharpless: 2006 IM Florida 2nd place; 2007, broken back; 2010, comeback year.

To complement the Elite Team, a squad of 36 Age Group athletes is also on board for 2010. Headlining the amateurs is Kathleen Calkins, the top AG athlete at the 2009 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Additionally, the Trakkers Team is broadly represented in the tri ranks, from the pointy end of the races proudly to the back of the pack.

Partnering with this unique and cutting edge Team, are three triathlon industry powerhouses: Saucony shoes and apparel, First Endurance nutrition, and Kestrel bicycles.

Robert Kunz from First Endurance stated: “This is a perfect partnership for us, not only because of the high caliber of athletes, but also because of the management and philosophy of the team.”

Carrie Bartlett of Saucony added: “This partnership allows Saucony the opportunity to connect with more triathletes and build the Saucony brand within the sport. We are excited to be the official footwear and apparel of the team in 2010.”

Steven Harad of Kestrel commented, “I look forward to a successful season; to have the entire team riding Kestrels and providing feedback will help us continue to grow.”

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Jenn said...

Congrats. I'd really like to use this technology when I go to Timberman this summer. Hopefully I will figure out how! :)

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Carole Sharpless said...

So thrilled (and lucky) to be your teammate once again....


Jacqui said...

You right Carole....right back at you....I am so excited! 2010 will be a great year for us! Look forward to seeing you in Knoxville...or sooner...the Rev 3 races are going to be so much fun!