Recent Performance Sports News
Once a year on the big island of Hawaii, something magical starts to happen. Ali’i Drive in the city of Kona begins to slowly fill up with runners. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway starts to host noticeably high numbers of some of the most fit cyclists in the world. Downtown Kona starts to buzz with excitement and transform into a place unlike any event of its kind. It can only mean one thing: its time once more for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. In truly one of the toughest test of a human’s endurance capabilities, athletes will take to the Pacific Ocean for a 2.4 mile swim, then head out on the scorching Queen K for 112 miles of gruiling pedaling and then top it off with a 26.2 mile marathon run along Ali’i Drive hoping for the privilege of hearing the coveted words “You are and IRONMAN,” once they cross the finish line. With some gutsy performances from Oakley professionals last year, 2011 will be heard to beat. However; a stacked field has returned to Kona this year...
Canadian Kurt Sorge came away with the victory at the 2012 Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah. With over 2,000 fans lining the course in the Southern Utah desert, Sorge nailed a pair of gutsy performances, beating out some tough competition. Sorge’s second run proved crucial to his victory as he beat out competitors who threw down a handful of backflips and other gutsy tricks. Also, Oakley riders made up five of the top ten finishers. The seventh edition of the highly anticipated event did not disappoint as some of the best mountain bikers in the world soared to new heights and conquered the highest start in the event’s history.
Oakley and the Young Survival Coalition are at it again. Continuing their successful, four-year partnership, the two have come together once more for a great cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oakley has created a small selection of pink and white versions of their newest sport performance sunglass; Radarlock. The glasses are designated for a select group of IRONMAN World Championship elite athletes and Oakley has pledged $100 to the YSC for every athlete who crosses the finish line in Kona wearing the pink and white editions.