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USA Triathlon, EC3D Sports Sign Multiyear Silver-Level Partnership
Industry leader to serve as exclusive compression wear sponsor
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon and EC3D Sports, a high-end compression apparel manufacturer, have agreed to an exclusive partnership that designates the company as a new Silver-Level Sponsor of the National Governing Body through June 2017. The agreement is specific to the category of compression wear.
USA Triathlon annual members and certified coaches are eligible for a discount on all EC3D Sports products, including a wide range of compression tops, bottoms and socks for enhanced performance, training and faster recovery. EC3D Sports will also supply product at select USA Triathlon National Championships through 2016, each athlete participating at the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 10-11 will receive a pair of EC3D’s newly launched, toeless recovery socks.
The USA Triathlon National Team, Under-23 and Junior Programs will also benefit directly from this partnership with EC3D Sports product. More information on EC3D Sports is available at EC3Dsports.com.
“We’re very excited and flattered to be associated with USA Triathlon,” said EC3D President Danny Ayoub. “It’s a strong endorsement for EC3D and it gives us the opportunity to help even more athletes at all levels perform and recover better.”
Established in 2005, EC3D compression garments are constructed to keep athletes comfortably dry while optimizing the biomechanics of the entire body. The company focuses on three dimensions of sport — performance, endurance and recuperation. EC3D Sports has been manufacturing product for top-performing companies in the endurance community for the past seven years.
“We were immediately impressed by the results after testing EC3D Sports compression wear. EC3D Sports is identified as a category leader, and its product line can benefit the entire USA Triathlon family – from first-time age groupers to elite athletes,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Marketing & Communications Director. “We look forward to building a value-focused partnership and expanding their position within the endurance industry.”
“Proper recovery and the direct benefits of compression wear are emphasized throughout the U.S. National Team Program,” said Andy Schmitz, USA Triathlon General Manager of High Performance. “So we’re especially excited to draw upon EC3D Sports products as key training tools when preparing to compete on the international stage.”
EC3D optimal compression technology is the result of 15 years of state-of-the-art technological innovation in the medical field combined with a devotion to the active lifestyle. This Montreal-based company specializes in three-dimensional seamless compression garments. EC3D was established in 2005 by brothers Gilbert and Daniel Ayoub – cofounders of Gildan, the world’s largest T-shirt manufacturer – along with seamless knitting expert Michelle Simon and her daughter Carine Villeneuve.
Working with surgeon Dr. Jean-Raymond Spenard, the seamless, zoned compression wear was originally designed for medical use after cosmetic surgery. Since injury is an inevitable part of sport, the partners focused on the most common injuries to design seamless, zoned compression garments that optimize the biomechanics of the entire body – rather than merely isolating the injured muscle. The result is an anatomically specific, calibrated compression garment that fits like a second skin. It not only enhances performance and speeds recuperation, but also helps in recovery from injury. To learn more, visit EC3Dsports.com.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).