Performance Sports Articles by Date

April 2011

  • Championship Splatter: Special Oakley Radar XL Design for World Champion Bike Athletes

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    “Where can I get those splattered paint Oakley Radars that Fabian Cancellara was wearing in the Classics?” Answer: Unless you own a current World Champion Jersey, You’d have a pretty hard time. Because they’re not on sale to the general public. A special retro design for our World Champion bike athletes, this specially customized exclusive piece can only be found on the faces our top riders/racers as they hand out the pain and throw down against the best 2-wheel no-motor racers on the Planet. As a special reward and a show of support for our elite athletes, this is our way of displaying our spirit.

  • Young Gun: Freeride Mountain Bike Star Cam Zink Hits Oakley’s One Icon Magazine-Issue 2

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Some people would call Cam Zink crazy. Most people wouldn’t speed down the side of a mountain and fly off a 40-foot cliff – busting out a 360 degree spin during the fall. And survive. But for Oakley’s long-time MTB star, it’s just another day on the job. Read about his rise to Red Bull Rampage (the most insane Freeride Mountain Bike event on the Planet) glory last year…all in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine – Issue 2. And drop into the culture and spirit of Oakley.

  • Ironman: Oakley’s Prominence at World Championships in Kona Highlighted in One Icon Magazine – Issue 2

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you’ve ever witnessed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, you’d know one thing. Oakley owns. The O is everywhere: From Ironman week’s “Mayor of Kona” Greg Welch (Oakley’s Triathlon Manager and 1994 Ironman World Champion) and his voice gracing events and worldwide telecasts/webcasts, to our top athletes dominating the competition, to our latest performance eyewear being unveiled at the magical Oakley Athlete Safehouse. Read more about 2010 Women’s Winner Mirinda Carfrae and Oakley’s overall presence in Kona, while stepping into the culture and spirit of the Big O in our latest One Icon Magazine.

  • Perform Beautifully: In-Depth View of Ashleigh McIvor in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    She’s the first-ever female ski cross racer Olympic Gold Medalist. So it’s no surprise that Ashleigh McIvor is one of the trail blazing, world-class athletes in the Oakley Family. But like all of our phenomenal athletes worldwide, it wasn’t an easy climb to the top. Read more about Ashleigh and her rise to her position as one of the most beautifully performing athletes anywhere – all in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine – Issue 2.

  • The Hits Man: Ichiro Suzuki Featured in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ichiro Suzuki is almost superhuman in Japan. Oakley’s own Global Superstar Baseball Slugger creates havoc wherever he goes (when the Japanese media mobs to catch a glimpse of him). It’s only fitting that we bring the media hype right to you in our latest edition of One Icon Magazine.

  • Beach Domination: Kerri Walsh Featured in One Icon Magazine, With New Bikini Line

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    We love using the phrase “Perform Beautifully.” But few are as dominant at the “perform” part than Oakley’s Beach Volleyball Star Kerri Walsh. With a new found fire after reuniting with long-time beach partner Misty May-Treanor, she’s set to smash on rivals…every so beautifully that is…in her new bikini collection. The two are Globetrotting and amping up for another run at their third Gold Medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Watch out Kerri, scope out the new Oakley Swimsuit Line and check out her feature in the magazine!

  • Hair Apparent: Rory McIlroy Stars in Oakley’s One Icon Magazine-Issue 2

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If walking into Oakley’s super gnarly-looking Interplanetary Headquarters in California this past year wasn’t enough to welcome Rory McIlroy to the family, no worries. The party just started. The young Irish Golf Superstar, fresh off a phenomenal overall performance at the Masters in Augusta this month, is now featured in the second issue of Oakley’s new magazine, One Icon. Step into the culture and spirit of Oakley – and meet the Rory. Read it now!

  • Back to Back: Bryan Brothers Triumph at Monte-Carlo Masters, Tally 70 Team Titles

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Bryan Brothers may not be unbeatable. But they’re pretty damn close. Oakley’s long-time star Tennis twins emerged with another victory at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Tournament in Monaco, topping Juan Ignacio Chela and Bruno Soares, 6-3, 6-2. Hot on the heels of another clay victory in Houston last week (River Oaks Country Club), this win marked their 70th Team Title – with 18 coming at the ATP World Masters 1000 level. The dynamic duo is now tied for second on the all-time list with Todd Woolbridge.

  • Scoring Machine: O’s Anaheim Ducks Star Corey Perry Nabs Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for Top NHL Goal Scorer

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Anaheim Ducks smashed their way into the playoffs. But it was Corey Perry’s own individual rippage that really swung the momentum. The O slasher’s heroic efforts and scoring during the last couple weeks of the regular season catapulted the team from a bottom of the barrel playoff position to the middle the pack. But make no mistake. He’d been doing that all season. (In his Oakley Hockey Visor, of course.) So much so that the right wing grabbed the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorer for the 2010-11 season: the latest Duck since fellow Oakley athlete and legend Teemu Selanne took the inaugural award for his killer 1998-99 campaign.

  • Playoff Hope: Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry Powers to 50 Season Goals and Third Career Hat Trick, Dominates in 6-2 Victory Over San Jose Sharks

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If any Anaheim Ducks fans had any jitters about playoff hopes going into Wednesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks…there was one thing that detonated it all. And that thing’s name is Corey Perry. Oakley’s Hockey Star smashed in three goals (and his third career hat trick) in a 6-2 clobbering of the Sharks at the Honda Center, capping off an awesome 19 goals in the last 14 games – and a league leading 50 on the season. Coincidentally, it was the first time a Ducks slasher hit 50 big ones since fellow Oakley star Teemu Selanne sent ‘em in during the 1998-98 campaign.

  • Hot Streak: Karrie Webb Tallies Second Straight LPGA Win at Founders Cup in Phoenix

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Karrie Webb’s drought ended…in the desert of all places. Oakley’s Aussie Golfer nabbed her second straight LPGA Tour victory on March 20 at the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix after a long two years without a win. All on the heels of a resounding victory at the HSBC Women’s Champions in the tour’s second event of the year. With a final round of 6-under 66, Karrie powered to the top of the leaderboard and fought off fierce challenges from Americans Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer to emerge triumphant by a mere shot. Both Webb and Creamer shot their way to a 66, but Karrie had just enough of an edge through 36 holes to snatch the contest.

  • Rome: Cadel Evans Races to Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Race, Cancellara Grabs Time Trial

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    When in Rome…Oakley Cycling dominates. O’s Aussie Star Cadel Evans emerged with the victory in the ancient city’s Tirreno-Adriatico Stage race on March 15 – after grabbing the overall race lead the previous Sunday. All while fellow Oakley’s World and Olympic Time Trial Champion Cyclist Fabian Cancellara sped his way into a San Benedetto del Tronto Time Trial triumph. “First stage race of the year is done and a good start to 2011 if I say so myself,” Cadel said, rockin’ his Radar (and new Fast Jacket™ performance eyewear off the course).

  • Speedy Opener: Kris Freeman Grabs US XC Ski 50 KM Classic Championship

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Kris Freeman is a veteran…and it shows. The long-time US Ski Team speedster grabbed his third national 50 KM gold medal on March 26 at the US XC Ski National Championship event in Sun Valley, Idaho – skiing the smartest race on the 7-lap course with 4,491 vertical feet of climbing on freshly fallen snow. “I knew it was going to be a race of attrition,” Kris said, rockin’ his Oakley eyewear. “When we went up the big hill at the end of each lap (South Bench climb) we’d lose a few more skiers, and over time the group got smaller and smaller. I didn’t feel like I put a hard move in, but eventually people got tired and I was able to ski away.”

  • Fast Jacket: Janko Tipsarevic Lays Down Solid Showing at Sony Ericsson Open, Reaches Last 16 in New Eyewear

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It’s safe to say that Janko Tipsarevic is pumped on his new eyewear. Oakley’s Global Tennis Star took to the court at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami these past couple weeks, clawing his way into the “Last 16” with solid wins over Robin Haase (6-4, 7-6), Marin Cilic (6-3, 7-6) and Philipp Petzschner (6-3, 6-3) before falling in the fourth round to formidable Frenchman Gilles Simon. His impressive showing was highlighted even more with the fact that he’s one of Oakley’s lucky few elite athletes that are putting O’s brand new performance eyewear, the Fast Jacket™, into full action during major competition.