Recent Performance Sports News
As many regions brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the world’s elite athletes prepare to compete on sports’ most prestigious global stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition of the biggest winter sporting event in the world. As the days until the Opening Ceremony count down, we invite you to get to know some of the most passionate, fearless, determined and awe inspiring athletes, some of whom you will undoubtedly see on the podium come February. Each of these athletes strive to compete in Sochi as representatives of their home nations, but are bound together, despite national boundaries, as members of another exclusive team: Team Oakley.
It has been undoubtedly the best season of Bob and Mike Bryan’s career and it just got even better. The twin brothers won the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris for the third time in their career. This year the duo has played in 20 doubles tournaments,, making finals in 14 of them. Even more impressive, out of the 14 finals, The Brothers have taken home 11 titles. Following their inspiring 2012 Olympic gold medal win in London, the Bryan Brothers have won titles in 2013 at Wimbledon, The Australian Open, The French Open, Indian Wells, Madrid, Rome, Cincinnati, Paris, Memphis, Queens and Sydney.
With stronger swimmers and bikers out setting the pace early, Australian and 2010 champion, Mirinda Carfrae and Beligian Frederik Van Lierde utilized strong running skills to bring home triathlon’s greatest victory in Kailua-Kona. On a day with mostly ideal conditions, Mirinda Carfrae broke her own women’s Ironman World Championship run course record, while on her way to the overall course mark as well, with a speedy 8:52:14. Van Lierde ran down Australian Luke McKenzie and 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle to secure his first coveted Ironman World Championship after finishing third last year.