Recent Performance Sports News
Vegas: Triathlon Star Craig Alexander Claims Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Nevada, Eight of Top 10 Finishers Rock Oakley
Craig Alexander is a beast on a bike. Even when his bike has someone else’s front wheel for a minute. Oakley’s Two-Time Ironman World Champion powered through a flat tire on the bike course to emerge victorious at Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Last Vegas – topping the talent-packed field with a dominating run portion and an impressive ride after having to switch out the flat. The Shimano Bike Crew, who accidentally replaced his front wheel with one that sat earlier that morning on Andy Potts’ bike, quickly placed a new tire – allowing Craig to recover and power his way to the win. Potts, who pulled off an insane swim, lead for a bit. But a hard-charging Alexander took the reins on his bike – pushing the pace and bringing the lead group together.
Kerri Walsh and her partner Misty May-Treanor definitely have a hump to overtake. And that hump is a pair of Brazilian Bombers. Oakley’s Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva topped fellow Oakley Beach Volleyball Star, Kerry, for the fifth time this year, claiming the Gold at The Hague Open in the Netherlands late August. After leading the Brazilians most of the first set – Larissa and Juliana stormed back for four straight points to take the game. It was cruisin’ from there – as the South American duo pulled away after an eight-all tie for the 21-17, 21-15 victory.
Track to 2012: Oakley BMX Racers Shanaze Reade and Marc Willers Sweep UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in London
Think Supercross. Minus the motors…and with Olympic implications. BMX’s version of the two-wheel racing spectacle hit a fever pitch in London last month for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in the Olympic Park. And not surprisingly, Oakley dominated. Shanaze Reade laid the smack down and dominated the final on the Olympic ‘first course’ as fellow Oakley rider Marc Willers of New Zealand claimed the title on the men’s side. In a truly tough day for all athletes, organizers and track builders involved, 64 Elite Men and 32 Elite Women battled through a three hour rain delay and threw down after the sky cleared.