Recent Triathlon News
Triathletes are some of the most amazing specimens on the planet. Challenging their bodies to a swim, bike ride and run, these athletes are tested both mentally and physically while strategically making their way to a grueling finish. Oakley’s Javier Gomez Noya proved that he is the ultimate surgeon when it comes to precision in navigating a tough triathlon course. On a hot, windy day in Eilat, Israel, the Spaniard overcame a massive deficit to run his way to his third European Championship at the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championship.
Oakley Triathlete Javier Gomez took the top spot on the podium at the 2012 Nautica South Beach Triathlon of Miami on a warm humid day. With water temperatures registering 75 degrees at race time, Gomez was out of the water second. Clocking in with a bike time of 53:12, he made up some ground on the relatively flat, out and back course. Gomez ultimately took the lead during the run where no one could touch him, running a race-best 31:24 split.
It took very little time for the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship, held in Melbourne, Australia, to become a monumental and historic race. Sporting the new Oakley RadarLock sunglasses, Craig “Crowie” Alexander earned top honors at the inaugural event in record time, amidst one of the strongest fields ever assembled outside of Kona. Alexander’s win came at a sub-eight hour pace, a time that is rarely seen and highly sought after in the triathlon world. To say the first running of the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship was thrilling would simply be an understatement.