Saturday, May 31, 2008

Luke McKenzie close at 70.3 Hawaii

Luke McKenzie started the event with the fastest swim split of the day among pros in his blueseventy pointzero 3 and then had a fantastic race to finish second to 2007 Ironman Hawaii World Champion Chris McCormack.

70.3 Hawaii, May 29, 2008

1. Chris McCormack (AUS) 4:04:22
2. Luke McKenzie (AUS) 4:12:05
3. Tim Marr (USA) 4:15:17
4. Luis De La Torre (USA) 4:19:53
5. Andrew Mackay (NZL) 4:22:13

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Felipe Bastos reports from New Orleans

I am just back from the TriAmerica race in New Orleans' Northshore. I had a terrific day and ended up with the win. I felt so strong throughout the whole race and my body was incredibly responsive every time I asked it to do more.

Thanks for the continued support - also many thanks for sending the PointZero3 just in time. This was my first time wearing it and I was amazed at how much of a difference it made in my swim!

Next up is the Southeast Long Course Championships, then the Kansas Ironman 70.3 followed by the Black Warrior Triathlon.

Felipe Bastos
Professional Triathlete

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Keeping it casual at Ironman China

blueseventy athlete Nicole Töpfer who crossed the female pro line in 5th place, shows us all how to wear the traditional Chinese hat with style.

gold in blueseventy!

The picture from left is of John Crisp (aged 73), David Durrant (aged 65) and Ken Winter (aged 77).

These guys won gold in the 4 x 50m medley relay in the World Masters Championships in Australia - each wearing the pointzero3. They broke the Australian relay record and were just off the world record. They have a combined age of 280 years – amazing!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Leanda Cave wins Ironman 70.3 Florida

Leanda Cave won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 in Florida and was only narrowly beaten out of the water. Bryan Rhodes had the fastest pro swim split of the day and finished 7th.

Leanda Cave in her blueseventy pointzero3

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Janda Ricci-Munn featured on Slowtwitch

Janda Ricci-Munn is a new pro for 2008 and we are thrilled that he is a blueseventy athlete. He is certainly someone to watch and it seems that the guys on agree.

Congrats Janda

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Team Timex wetsuits

When you see Team Timex athletes at various events you may notice their custom blueseventy wetsuits with the Timex logos. It is very good way to make your wetsuits look a bit more unique and help sponsors out and can actually be done for shops or teams that order 50 wetsuits or more.

Pictured below is Team Timex athlete Roger Thompson at the Wildflower Olympic distance triathlon where he ended up 1st in his age group, 2nd amateur, and 3rd overall. Congratulations.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A great blueseventy pointzero 3 review

We very much believe in what we do and are super confident that our customers will like our products and find them to be beneficial. Still we always quite enjoy it when a customer or a magazine gives us an enthusiastic thumbs up, kind of like 220 magazine recently did with our blueseventy pointzero 3 swimskin.

Friday, May 9, 2008

A very happy customer

Joerg Schneider from Germany just raced his first race in his blueseventy pointzero 3 swim skin and surprised himself how fast he came out of the water, and how easy it was to shed the swim skin.

Here is Joerg in action on his way to win the 40+ age group championships of Baden Wuerttemberg at the swim+run Waiblingen event

Thursday, May 8, 2008

blueseventy suits rock Wildflower and St. Croix

Water temperature and locations may have differed, but the performance advantage was the same as the North American triathlon season began this past weekend. Two flagship events on the calendar kicked off in similar style, with blueseventy suits leading the fields out of the water in both men’s and women’s fields of the St Croix 70.3 race, and the Wildflower Triathlon.

The St Croix Ironman 70.3 Triathlon held in the Virgin Islands, always has warm water temperatures that make wetsuits illegal, but wearing the FINA approved pointzero3+ suits made by blueseventy allowed Bryan Rhodes and Julie Dibens to be the clear leaders out of the water in their respective fields.

In California, at the AVIA Wildflower Long Distance Triathlon, cooler water temperatures meant the bulk of the field were choosing to wear wetsuits, and course-record holder Terenzo Bozzone and Linda Gallo who had the fastest women's swim split were both wearing the newly released Helix full suit from blueseventy.

Brian Rhodes in his pointzero 3

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Australian qualifies for Olympics wearing a blueseventy nero

At the 2008 Open Water Swimming World Championships in Seville, Spain an emotional Ky Hurst has qualified to represent Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, wearing the high tech blueseventy nero 10km open water swim skin in the 10km Open Water event.
Amid all the hype around his higher profile team mate Grant Hackett, who finished in 15th position and was subsequently disqualified, Hurst was visibly overwhelmed when he secured his ticket to Beijing on the Australian open water swimming team.
The blueseventy nero 10km suit has been the preferred choice amongst open water swimmers at this years 10km event at the World Championships, with a third of all competitors on the start line wearing the blueseventy suit. The blueseventy nero 10km suit is the only specifically designed open water suit on the market. Hurst was one of many athletes in the field who chose to wear a blueseventy nero 10km suit, having to petition his national federation to be allowed to wear his preferred blueseventy swim skin as it conflicted with the teams existing sponsor. Holland's, Maarten Van Der Weijden in 4th place and Italian Cleri in 6th also wore the blueseventy nero 10km swim skin.

The 2008 Open Water Swimming World Championships continues this week with the menʼs and women's 5km and 25km events taking place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Results 10km Open Water Swim

1. DYATCHIN Vladimir (RUS) 1982 1:53:21.0
2. DAVIES David (GBR) 1985 1:53:21.3 0.3
3. LURZ Thomas (GER) 1973 1:53:27.2
4. VAN DER WEIJDEN Maarten (NED) 1981 1:53:36.3
5. DRATTSEV Evgeny (RUS) 1983 1:53:37.6
5. HURST Ky (AUS) 1981 1:53:37.6

A picture from the start of the 10km