Ventum September Recap: IRONMAN Chattanooga, ITU Worlds, Interbike, and Kona
Blazing IRONMAN Chattanooga
IRONMAN Chattanooga is known as a fast course, though the weekend’s edition had the added pressure of a heat index well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit to contend with. In the pro field, the heat was on as the men exited the water in a tight group. As others made their attacks, Ventum Pro Justin Daerr continued to demonstrate his knowledge and mastery of the long-course distance events. Throughout the three portions of the 140.6 miles, Daerr stuck to a scheduled nutrition, hydration, and pace plan. From 11th place out of the water, Daerr’s consistency paid off as he made his way up to 5th in the field.
Two Ventum Pros Finish in the Top Five at ITU Long Course Worlds!
After one of the most exciting finishes in IRONMAN racing in 2015, Matt Chrabot opted not to return to the site of his epic sprint finish at Chattanooga this year. Instead, the ITU Long Course World Championship drew Chrabot and fellow #VentumPro Cody Beals to finish in the top five in the race! A choppy swim left Chrabot and Beals with some ground to make up. Riding their way through 120km of rolling hills and cross-winds, each set themselves up to do damage on the run-course. Matt Chrabot dueled his way to the line pulling away in the last kilometers to take a podium finish with the bronze in 6:06:18. Meanwhile, Beals ran up 6 spots on his way to a 5th place finish in his first shot at long-course racing.
Credit: Joel Jameson, Laden Yak Photography
Ventum Unleashes the Ventum Z on Interbike
We would like to thank everyone who visited us at Interbike to learn more about the Ventum One and the brand new Ventum Z.
@endurance_house bicycle shop owners took some time to learn the details of the Ventum One and how we can best support our growing dealer network. Thanks for stopping by #21035 @interbike ! #triathlon #triathlete #interbike #tradeshoe #triathlonbike #tribike #Aerodynamic #aero #radicaldesign #radicalresults
Local bicycle shops gather together to learn about the full Ventum line
Revving for Kona
With Ventum being named the official bike sponsor of the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kona, we are eagerly awaiting the events leading up to the big race and seeing this year’s athletes clash with the challenge of Kona. In between a 2.4-mile open water swim and a 26.2-mile marathon run, competitors will face the 112-mile Ventum Bike Course. Set amongst Kona’s lava fields, the infamous course tests even the most accomplished triathletes with blistering heat, sweltering humidity, and challenging crosswinds. If you’d like to follow along, you can find a map of the Ventum Bike Course here. For anyone who is racing, spectating, or partying in Kona; stop by and say hello!
And don’t forget, we have a limited-time 20% Off All Apparel (including cycling kits) from now until race day in Kona in the Ventum Shop. Use coupon code: KONA2016 during checkout.
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