Zipp’s 2017 Tri Roster Built to Win at any Distance
Zipp’s unveils a power-packed pro triathlon roster for 2017, matching the world’s most cutting-edge gear with the sport’s top athletes in men’s and women’s ITU/Olympic® distance and Ironman® distance.
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German Jan Frodeno is coming off a stellar 2016 season. He won his second straight world title in Kona and set an iron-distance record of 7:35:39 last summer. Fellow German Sebastien Kienle, the 2014 Kona champ, is poised for another strong season. Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain made history last year by becoming the first triathlete to win consecutive Olympic gold medals with his victory in Rio. Now, Alistair is motivated to succeed in long and short distance.
His brother, Jonathan Brownlee won silver in Rio and enters 2017 focused on ITU success building toward Tokyo in 2020. Jake Birtwhistle, the 2015 U23 ITU World Champion, is an emerging talent in draft-legal triathlon. Other top performers on Zipp this season include German Andi Boecherer, who will look to build his fifth place in Kona last year, as well as Australians Josh Amberger and Jake Montgomery.
Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae, three-time Kona champ, is back for another season with Zipp. Other top athletes at the 70.3 and Ironman® distances including Australians Annabel Luxford and Melissa Hauschildt. Caroline Steffen of Switzerland and American Sarah Haskins are long-distance threats. Australian Ashleigh Gentle, Canadian Paula Findlay, and American Katie Zaferes can win in ITU or long-course events.
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