Performance Sports Articles by Date

July 2013

  • Sweet Redemption: Caroline Buchanan And Liam Phillips Win BMX World Championships

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    Posted 12 months ago by John Ohail

    22-year-old Caroline Buchanan entered Sunday’s BMX World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand as a perennial favorite to win the event. This wasn’t the first time however the youngster had gone into a major BMX event as the favorite to win gold. Just over a year ago, Buchanan flew to London with one thing on her mind: Olympic gold. While her goals at the 2012 Olympic Games didn’t exactly play out, Buchanan entered the 2013 Worlds with her eyes on redemption. She got just that when she crossed the line ahead of countrywoman Lauren Reynolds with a 1.296 second lead to earn herself the rainbow stripes, distinguishing her as a world champion.

  • Oakley Training Athlete Rich Froning Crowned CrossFit Games Fittest Man On Earth™ For Record Third Straight Year

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    Posted 12 months ago by John Ohail

    Going into the 2013 CrossFit Games, Rich Froning was the undisputed champion of the sport; not once, but twice in a row. This was a feat no athlete in the history of the competition had ever accomplished and Froning set out to increase his record-breaking performances for yet another year. He did just that when he handily won the 2013 CrossFit Games in Carson, California.

  • Inspire the Design of the Oakley Icon Sender & Win a Trip to 2013 Red Bull Rampage

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Elishia Matta

    The Red Bull Rampage is one of the most anticipated freeride mountain bike events of the year by riders and fans alike. The treachery of the terrain, the fearlessness of the riders and the ever-progressive course keep people coming back for more year after year. This year, Oakley is inviting you to play a role in designing the legendary centerpiece of the Red Bull Rampage course, the Oakley Icon Sender.

  • Spaniard Beatriz Recari Outduels Paula Creamer To Win Marathon Classic

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    Posted about 1 year ago by John Ohail

    26-year-old Spanish golfer Beatriz Recari is slowly making a name for herself on the LPGA Tour. Having already secured a win on tour this year, Recari further cemented her name as one of the ladies to watch, as she wrapped up her second victory of 2013 at the Marathon Classic. Recari was victorious in a one-on-one duel with one of the LPGA’s biggest stars, Paula Creamer this weekend in Sylvania, Ohio at the Marathon Classic.

  • Exclusive Interview: Olympic Tennis Champions, Bob and Mike Bryan Visit Oakley World Headquarters

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    Posted about 1 year ago by John Ohail

    Twin brothers. Tennis teammates. Olympic Champions. Americans Bob and Mike Bryan have emerged as the most successful tennis doubles pair of all time and at 35-years-old, they are having their most successful season yet. They began their year winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which they consider their greatest career accomplishment. Since then, there’s been no stopping these boys. They’ve won every Grand Slam title since, including the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, and they will be going for the “Calendar Slam” as they attempt to win another US Open this August in New York. And perhaps the most impressive stat of all, if you date back past the 2012 Olympics, the Bryan Brothers won the 2012 US Open, the Olympic gold medal, and then the previously discussed Grand Slam titles, completing what is known as the “Golden Slam.” The Bryan Brothers became the first men’s doubles team in Open-era history to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultan...

  • “A Ride For The Ages” - Oakley Launches One Icon Feature Visually Depicting The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

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    Posted about 1 year ago by John Ohail

    The French landscape is filled with mystique, beauty and wonder. From two monstrous mountain ranges (Alps and Pyrenees), to the turquoise coastline of the French Riviera, to the historic Champs-Élysées under the bright lights of the Eiffel Tower, the backdrop of the Tour de France is unrivaled. From the avid sports fan, to the casual observer, it is hard to compete against the stimulating imagery that comes out of the greatest race in cycling.