Recent Performance Sports News
The heart and soul of the Oakley brand: Its athletes. The performance and safety of the Oakley family are the reason for the company’s unmatched, patented technologies in eyewear and gear. Exhibit O: NHL Star Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks. During a recent match against the San Jose Sharks, Defenseman Dan Boyle’s third-period shot beamed straight at Fracois’ face, hitting him right above the eye at close to 90 mph. But there was one thing standing between his face and the ultra-dangerous puck. His Oakley Hockey visor.
It’s a fact. The most elite triathletes on the Planet rely on Oakley technology on the course. Exhibit O: Yet another epic Ironman World Championship in Kona – where Oakley Team Star Craig “Crowie” Alexander shattered the World Record by finishing in an astonishing 8:03:56. All while Chrissie Wellington, finding redemption from a disappointing 2010 and rough start to the year, powered through to victory from behind with an 8:55:08 performance of her own. But Oakley’s presence definitely isn’t ever limited to racking up Ironman Title after Ironman Title. The O has been a more-than-prominent part of the mix at Kona for the better part of the decade. And it started with one man. Greg Welch.
History Made: Craig Alexander Shatters Ironman World Championship Kona Course Record, Tallies Third Hawaiian Crown in Epic Fashion
Craig Alexander was already a beast prior to the 2011 Ironman World Championship in Kona. Now you can mark that down…officially. The previous two-time World Champion added yet another glorious crown to his collection. But this wasn’t just another title…if winning such a coveted and challenging race was ever considered ordinary. This time, he shattered Luc Van Lierde’s 1996 Kona course record, finishing in an astonishing 8 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds. Even as he suffered through some cramping through the grueling final stretch of the race.