Ventum News Roundup May 2016
In case you missed it, here are a few updates from Ventum over the past month:
Ventum Apparel, Parts, and Accessories now available in our online shop
We offer free shipping on all orders shipped within the United States.
Don’t miss the Ventum Pro Cycling Kit made by Taymory. These limited edition kits are available for pre-order now (ships by July 15, 2016). We have limited quantities for men and women in each size.
Outstanding Race Results
The triathlon racing season is under way throughout North America. Athletes competing at the highest level are met with the challenge of championship racing, and Ventum Pros are no strangers. They can be seen throughout the Western part of the United States going head to head with triathlon’s finest, such as the St. George 70.3 Pro Championship, which draws a field nearly as deep as Kona, and the IRONMAN Texas North American Championship, a race where many hope to qualify.
Meredith Kessler — along with fellow Ventum Pro’s Cam Dye, Kevin Collington, Cody Beals, and Matt Chrabot — lined up at St. George 70.3 for the North American Pro Championship. This race brought together a talented field of both pro and amateur athletes on a chilly day. Kessler led the women’s field at the front of the swim pack with a time of 26:27 before jumping on her Ventum One and sticking with the lead pack through the cold, wet course. Meredith hopped off her bike at the transition in 3rd position and held her spot through the run earn a coveted spot on the podium.
On the men’s side, Cam Dye shot to the front of the swim followed 14 seconds later by fellow Ventum pro Matt Chrabot. Kevin Collington maintained presence as he stayed in the lead pack throughout the 56-mile bike course before dueling back and forth on the run. Just 6 seconds separating him from the next racer, Collington held on to 4th place; while Cody Beals came in 10th place off the bike, using the second fastest run-split of the day to propel him into 7th place.
The 33rd edition of Wildflower Triathlon — one of the oldest tri-races in the States — hosted Ventum Pro Justin Daerr in its unique swim-run-bike-run long-course race. Daerr traveled to California to use this iconic race as preparation for the upcoming IRONMAN Texas.
Later in May, the North American Championship at IRONMAN Texas was scrutinized, as a series of unfortunate events called into question whether the race would even be held. Lauren Brandon refused to let swim course adjustments faze her, and swam a course-best 48:32 ahead of both men and women’s fields. Brandon used the 94-mile bike course to her advantage as she put 13 minutes onto her competitors, and arrived at T2 in first place.
Justin Daerr ran a smart race, drawing on his hometown advantage to give him the edge. Entering T1 in 20th place, Justin’s strong Bike-Run combo enabled him to put the hammer down on the last loop of the marathon to finish in 6th place.
Purchase a New Ventum One and Receive One Year of BikeInsure On Us
We recently announced a new promotion and partnership with BikeInsure to provide one year of bicycle accident insurance. In order to be eligible, you must purchase a new Ventum One from a participating Ventum retailer (see below).
City Bikes Miami (Ventum Certified Partner)
Richardson Bike Mart (Ventum Certified Partner)
Shama Cycles (Ventum Certified Partner)
Tri Bike Run (Ventum Certified Partner)
Bike Cycles (Ventum Certified Partner)
Tri Fit Lab
Redondo Beach, CA
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