Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SLS3 welcomes Ivan Basso


Ivan Basso is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who is currently racing with Italian UCI pro tour team Liquigas. Basso, nicknamed Ivan the Terrible, is among the best mountain riders in the professional field of the 2000s, and is considered one of the strongest stage race riders. He is a winner of the Giro d'Italia, having won the 2006 edition of the Italian Grand Tour whilst riding for Team CSC. Ivan will be wearing the SLS3 compression socks during his training and for recovery.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

SLS3 Road frame arrived

































The first prototype of the SLS3 road frame arrived this week. Check out the pictures. It is a super light carbon frame in a classic carbon/white/red design.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Balla finsihes 2nd place at IM Cozumel

Bella Bayliss finished in her last Ironman in 2009 in 2nd place - see her race report here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Redcord breaking day at IM Arizona









SLS3 athlete Jordan Rapp followed up his earlier win this year at Ironman Canada to take the Ford Ironman Arizona title in a record time of 8:13:35.
Petr Vabrousek had a tough day in Arizona. He got sick a couple of days before the race but managed to finish 10th place with the second fastest run split of the day with an average heart rate of 135 bpm and a new triathlon shorts.
We will see how fast he can recover from this race. His next race will be IM Australia in 2 weeks.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ain-Alar Juhanson Kona race report

see what Ain has to say about his race in Kona this year.

Strong presence at IM Florida


SLS3 athletes where all over the place at this years IM Florida. Bellay Bayliss finished 3rd in 9:13:52. Jessica Jacobs finished a strong 6th place in 9:27:46 and Jocelyn Wong placed at her first Ironman as a pro in the top 10 with a time of 9:54:27.
Also in the top 10 was Romain Guillaume from France who finished in a time of 8:47:52 wearing his SLS3 Triathlon shorts and compression socks.
We will see how fast Bella and Jocelyn will recover from this race. Their next and last Ironman for this year is in just a few weeks. It is IM Cozumel in Mexico.







Picture courtesy of Sportzfoto.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Win a FREE pair of SLS3 compression socks

IM Florida is coming up: Give us the winning time of the men. Whoever gets closest will win a FREE pair of SLS3 compression socks... please send your winning time to sebastian@slstri.com.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SLS3 fan pictures from Hawaii






Tobias from Germany was so kind to send us some images from Big Island taken a few days before the race in his new Triathlon Suit.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SLS3 at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

We will have 2 SLS3 athletes racing the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Perth/Australia. Ben Hoffmann represents the US and Petr Vabrousek is racing for the Czech Republic. Both athletes are well recovered just a few weeks after the Ironman Hawaii using their special compression socks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Petr Vabrousek at the Ironman Hawaii 2010.


The Ironman Hawaii 2010 was Petr`s 11th consecutive start on big island.
He ended up with 48th place. "It reflects my swimming ability. Without a strong swim it can´t be a lot better in Kona...
" It was just another day in the office for the man who is still racing 2 Ironman races this year wearing his SLS3 Triathlon shorts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

SLS3 featured in UK 220 Triathlon Magazine




SLS3 athletes Ain-Alar Juhanson and Bella Bayliss are featured in the UK 220 Triathlon Magazine in the September issue. Both are wearing SLS3 compression socks.

Tereza rocks Kona!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bellas IM Hawaii Race Report

Here are a few words to tell you about my race today at the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii.
My result of “DNF” was disappointing, that is for sure!
I was so motivated and excited by my last years 7th place, I really believed I could do that again.

I felt happier once the race was underway, those last 2 hours before the race are nerve racking! And being on the start line is no fun.
I had a good swim so I was happy with that. It was hard work and I had to concentrate hard.

I thought I rode ok, it was a fairly lonely ride for me, but I did pass a few girls and then a whole gaggle of girls in the penalty tent at Hawi!
Then I got to watch them all pass me while they continued to agresivly draft. I was not impressed.
The bike was hot, but no side winds this year. However there was plenty on head winds which was tiring to ride in.

On the run I felt hot from the start! At every aid station I tried to cool off, but it just did nothing. I was running ok for a few miles and ran myself into 13 position, but then I lost it! I felt hot and I was loosinng my strength. I got slower and slower and felt worse and worse. I could not go on, and mile 10 I had to call it a day. Dehydration is of no help!
I was upset. It feels awful to have a bad day.
But I am over it now. I am now believing that it was a good swim-run session for my next races! Loved my Triathlon Shorts.
Well done Teresa! I am impressed!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

SLS3 rocks Kona


SLS3 athlete Tereza Marcel finished a strong 4th place at the 2009 Ironman World Championship in Kona in a time of 9:25:48. Which showed that the SLS3 Compression socks have been the highest ranked compression socks in Kona this year.
SLS3 athlete Ain-Alar Juhanson, who had the fastest bike split last year, had problems with his IT band on the run. But he showed that he is a great champion by finishing the race in 11:17:56.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

preparing for a swim in Kona


SLS3 athletes Maki and Hiroyuki Nishiuchi from Team Tbb prepare for a swim in Kona - watch them and all other athletes racing on saturday at www.ironman.com

Both trust in SLS3 compression socks.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Britain’s Ironcouple, and top ten favourites for this weekend’s Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Stephen and Bella Bayliss checked in today with

"Today Stephen and I left Team TBB's pre Hawaii training camp in Jeju, South Korea for Kona, Hawaii. We have had a great 4 weeks training and tapering here. The weather here in Jeju is perfect for our preparations for Hawaii.
We are both fit and strong and looking forward to race in our our SLS3 compression socks and triathlon Shorts.
Speaking personally she comments; “It is amazing how quickly time goes! Already it is almost time for the Ironman World Championships again. I am still excited by my 7th place finish there last year.
Since Hawaii 2008 I have had 5 Ironman wins so I feel good and strong going into Hawaii. I will play my game smart like I did last year. I will aim at top 10 again. If I do that I will be very, very happy. If I am near the top 10, of course I will be pushing for top 5. Right now I am concentrating on each session at a time to make it possible to have a very strong race. After Hawaii I am not finished, I will go on to race my favorite race, Ironman Florida, where I will race for the 8th year in a row! Having won 5 of them.
Stephen Bayliss comments " The world Ironman championships is my long term goal. I am working everyday to get to the very top there. It may well take a few more years hard work. After finishing in 18th place last year I am really looking to improve on this position, my aim for this year is to be in the top 10, if I do this I will be very satisfied. “
Stephen and Bella race this Saturday, October 10th, 2009 in Kona, Hawaii, USA for full coverage and race results visit www.ironman.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

Trying to sync tweets with facebook and the blog is not quite as easy as I thought.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wikiwiki Socks.

If you are still looking for something special for Kona you might have a look at the SLS3 Wikiwiki Compression Socks - we just have about 35 pairs left over, once they are gone - they are gone.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Interbike 2009

We are getting ready for the Interbike in Las Vegas the next 2 days. We are always looking for the best and fastest materials on the market, so we are still looking for a few more "pieces" for our new 2010 clothing line of Triathlon Shorts, Triathlon Tops, Triathlon Suits and Compression Socks.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SLS3 limited Hawaiian edition available!



The NEW SLS3 limited Hawaiian edition is available now.
The SOX will be worn by all SLS3 Pros at the Ironman Hawaii this year. We expect to have some Top 10 finishes this year.
The SOX feature a Hawaiian theme: a green gecko on the front as well as a green logo and the word "wikwiki" on the back. Wiki" pronounced [wiki] or [viki] is a Hawaiian word for "fast".
These SOX are very limited - just a few of them have been produced.
Make sure you get yours TODAY.

The picture features a prototype of the art work on a pair of sleeves.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Petr Vabousek spends some time in the wind tunnel.





SLS3 athlete Petr Vabrousek spend some time last week in the wind tunnel to prepare for for his next Ironman. He will be racing IM Wisconin next weekend, as well as SLS3 athletes Konstantin Bachor and Romain Guillaume - we should have another podium finish at this race for the SLS3 Triathlon Shorts.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SLS3 athletes rock IM Louisville and Canada

SLS3 athltes Brian Lavelle and Hiroyuki Nishiuchi had a great race at this weekends IM races. Brian raced at the IM Canada and finished 8th overall in 8:59 hours.
The same day at a different location, Hiroyuki, a member of the very successful Team BB, finished 7th in a time of 8:55 hours rocking her SLS3 Triathlon Shorts.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tereza Macel wins IM Canada

Photo: slowtwitch.com
SLS3 athlete Tereza Macel had a picture perfect race at the Ironman Canada that started with a superb swim time of 51:11 and a 2 minute lead on Belinda Granger.

Macel pretty much had flown the coup and further and further distanced herself from her pursuers. Her 4:58:13 bike split got her back into T2 14 minutes up on Granger and 16 minutes up on Tara Norton. Everyone else was petty much in a different time zone and only a complete melt down by Macel could have prevented the inevitable.

Macel though ran a 3:17:52 marathon and that time was only beaten by Janelle Morrison's time of 3:17:49. She crossed the finish line in 9:11:20 for her third Ironman title - racing in compression socks - and almost half an hour ahead of runner-up Granger.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bella Bayliss wins world`s hardes Triathlon

SLS3 athletes Bella Bayliss and Jocelyn Wong raced EmbrunMan in France. This was Bellas 4th time racing this one so she knew what she was getting herself into! "I think at times the others were a bit surprised at what the course was throwing at them!!"
Bella lead the first lapon the swim, then Erika Csomor came to lead the 2nd lap.
"Erika and I came out of the water just ahead of the first men who started 10 minutes behind us. We rode together for the fist 50km. Even though I felt good and strong for that first hour, Erika seemed to be warming up into it and got stronger. I decided to let her go and that I should ride at my pace. Going a touch too hard in the first 50km meant my legs felt horrible for the next 110kms!! Eeeek!!! I worked with what I had and they began to come around again at about 165km."
Bella managed to get off the bike with her run legs on! She ran the first 21km easily in her Triathlon shorts. "I took the lead from Erika at 10 km. The next 21km did not feel so good! The last 10km I was just hurrying quickly!
But still, it got me to the finish line first and in a record time of 11.02.49!"
Jocelyn finished a strong 5th place an 62nd overall.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Becky Lavelle wins IM 70.3 Lake Stevens

SLS3 athlete Becky Lavelle started the day with a race-best 25:58 swim that gave her a 1:18 margin over ITU star Samantha Warriner, 2:04 over two-time ITU World Champion and 2006 Ironman World titlist Michellie Jones, 2:13 over super-cyclist Wurtele, and just over 4 minutes on Xterra champion Melanie McQuaid of Canada and Ironman Hawaii 5th place finisher Linsey Corbin of Montana.

Wurtele took a 26-second lead over Lavelle at T2 after a race-best 2:32:56 ride, with Jones 3:05 back and Warriner trailing by 3:33. McQuaid, with a 2:35:34 bike, was 4:10 back starting the run and Corbin, after an uncharacteristically slow 2:42:11 bike, was 12 minutes back.

After a hard fought run, Lavelle’s second-fastest 1:24:29 run was 1:10 faster than Wurtele and hit the tape in 4:28:16, 68-seconds to the good. Jones, with a third-best 1:24:37 half marathon, took the final podium spot, 1:43 back of Wurtele.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bellas Ironman UK race report


I could not be happier!!
It was SO special to win Ironman in my home counrty!

I went into the race feeling determined and strong. But different to normal! As I have had an injury in my hamstring for the past few months, and for the past 8 weeks my training has not been normal.

When it came to the race weekend, I felt calm and down to earth. I think the injury has made me realise how much I really love what I do. I love to train and I love to race.
Having the possibility that I may not race Ironman UK was so upsetting. Just to be there and aiming at a podium made me SO happy.

I came out the water really close to Hillary. That was my best swim ever! One thing I have been able to do while being injured, is SWIM!! So that showed!

I got on my Cervelo and really enjoyed riding it. The plan was to go steady, not crazy. I found myself in the lead by mile 20. That is a first! Never have a led an Ironman so early.
At mile 100 a girl overtook me. I felt like I was flying, but this girl was something else! Very very stong.
I was pretty mad actaully. She was ruining my plan. I had sort of told myself at this stage that this could be my race.
I let her go. There was no way I could go with her.
I concentrating finishing my ride off.

As soon as I began to run, my running legs were there. The girl, Karin Gerber, had taken 5 minutes from me in 12 miles!
I was very happy to see her at mile 5 on the run. I gave her nothing. I ran past her fast and left her in my dust, actaully it was not dust. It was lots of mud because it was a wet English muddy track we were running down!

I had to concentrate. I had to get myself to the finish line now. And hopefully in first place. I was desperate to hold on. At mile 13 my hamstring was really tightening up. But I kept myself together and tried to run in a way that would not hurt the hamstring more.
I know Hillary is strong and if I gave here a chance, she would come and get me. On the out and backs I would see her so I kept the pressure on so that the gap was comfortable for me.

I wanted this race so much. I had my chance and I took it. It was amazing, great and brilliant to cross that line in first place. A very special win in my home country and after such a testing time with my first ever injury.

Friday, July 31, 2009

NYC Triathlon: Becky Lavelle`s race report

New York City is a fun place to race, but logistically it can be a nightmare. I still don’t know how the race directors manage to pull it off! My mom joined me on this trip and it was really nice to have her there for support. We woke up to pouring rain but it managed to stop just before I had to ride the 2 miles or so from the middle of Times Square to transition by the Hudson River at 4:30am! The rain stayed at bay for the whole race but it made for very humid conditions and wet roads. The swim here is a point to point ‘with’ the current so my 13 minute 1.5k swim was not really a world record ;), but I did manage to come out of the swim first and after the long (almost ½ mile) run to T1 I was on the bike in a close second. I felt strong along the rolling hills of the West Side Hwy and I was able to take the lead about halfway through the ride entering T2 about :20 ahead of the next woman. I took the run out pretty fast and just tried to maintain my speed through the hilly Central Park loop. Unfortunately I was passed at mile 1, but I held on for 2nd place and was really pleased with it! I am now tied for first in the Life Time Fitness Series… next stop in the Series is Chicago on August 30th.

Before that I have a couple of other races planned… Folsom Pro Challenge on August 9th and Lake Stevens 70.3 on August 16th

Thursday, July 30, 2009

How to put on compression socks.

Did you ever wonder how the pros put on their SLS3 compression socks?
Have a look at Romain Guillaume, the young French SLS3 athlete at the IM Switzerland when he enters T2 in second place:





and start running...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Petr Vabrousek Race report IM Lake Placid

Coming to Lake Placid without my wife and son this year, I made it a short trip and arrived on Thursday night just in time to make press conference, media meetings, pro briefing and registration on Friday. Saturday I squeezed in some rest and check-in my equipment. Two weeks after 8:15 in Roth and my second place here last year, I felt pretty confident and decided to play wabank. Unlike my usual “do your own pace and race” I wanted to try fighting for the lead from the very beginning.
It worked great for the first part of the swim and I a managed to hang on in the lead group for the first third of the swim. It was too fast from there though and I had to drop to the next group to finish the swim some 4 minutes back on the lead.
With some 25km I got an information, that some 90 seconds ahead of me, there is a strong group of riders and I gave it all to catch to them. 30km of chasing that group well above my “comfort zone” brought me there and I settled behind the them to regroup. Not knowing, that Shortis and Ruble went off the front and others were not following them. Then I realised few minutes later, I had to jump into it again and once again appeared on my own between the groups. I managed to keep them in sight to the end of the first group, but that was it. Too exhausted, I just struggled to the end of the bike and was passed by another 3 riders without any power to join them. Onto the run, I managed to move from 9th to 6th in the first 10k, but that was it again. Too much intensity during swim and bike prevented me from running wild all the way and I only managed to guard my 6th place wearing my new Triathlon shorts. From next race on, I will probably have to come back to my usual scenario: do your own race and move towards the front in latter stages of the race.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tereza Macel wins IM Lake Placid


SLS3 athlete Tereza Macel made an early statement by easily beating all of the men and the women, including collegiate All-American swimmer Hillary Biscay, out of the water at 50:48. Tereza quickly rode away from her quickest chasers. Canadian Tara Norton looked to be the most capable of catching Tereza, but the gap was too large and she came into T2 in second position nearly 22 minutes behind Tereza. She enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the entire marathon, posting an overall time of 9:29:36 for the victory and giving the SLS3 compression socks some exposure. SLS3 athlete Petr Vabrousek finished a strong 6th place just 2 weeks after the long distance race in Roth/Germany.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wongstar's first ironman win at the Korea Triathlon Jeju



SLS3 athlete Jocelyn Wong - aka Wongstar just won her first race ever. It was an Ironman distance race in Korea last weekend. "I have never won a triathlon outright in my entire life. The best I’ve done is 4th overall a few times in small, shorter races. I even did a new Olympic distance race a few years ago, with only 12 age group women in it, and I thought “aha this is the day.” Nope, got 4th in that one too!"
Loved my compression socks!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vineman expo huge success


We have spend the weekend at the Vineman 70.3 race in Santa Rosa, CA. Almost 1500 athletes raced this weekend and the majority of athletes using compression garments / compression socks trusted in SLS3 - it is nice to see that more and more athletes believe in compression and all their benefits.
Congratulations to SLS3 athlete Brian Lavelle who finished a strong 5th place.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jessica Jacobs 7th at Ironman Coeur d' Alene!


SLS3 pro Jessica Jacobs placed 7th at Ironman Coeur d' Alene on June 21st, clocking an impressive 9:54:58. Along the way, she managed to record the fastest women's marathon split of the day - 3:12:00, which also broke Heather Gollnick's previous course record of 3:15:12 for the marathon set in 2006. American Tyler Stewart was the women's champion in 9:23:21. Kate Major of Australia was 2nd in 9:32:10, with defending champ Heather Wurtele of Canada 3rd in 9:34:24. Less than four minutes separated 4th through 7th places in a deep women's field. Jessica's complete splits on the day for the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile marathon were: S: 1:13:11, T1: 2:26, B: 5:22:41 (20.8 mph), T2: 4:41, R: 3:12:00 (7:20 min./mi.). Jess, who has already qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, now heads for the Quelle Roth Challenge in Germany, another Iron-distance race to be held on July 12. Good luck, Jess! Time to recover in your SLS3 compression socks.(Photo by www.asiphoto.com.)

Bella Bayliss On Record Trail This Weekend At Ironman Austria


Bella Bayliss heads to IM Austria this weekend to race the course that proved record breaking last year.
At 7am on Sunday July 5th, she will line up on the start as favorites for the race that covers a 2.4m lake based swim, 112m bike in the Alps and 26.2m run a, on a course where last year they both set British Ironman distance records. Bella will face tough competition from her team TBB team mate, Lucie Zelenkova.

Looking ahead to the race Bella comments; "Last year I came 2nd at Ironman Austria in a magnificently fast time of 8 hours 51 minutes, it was a special result for me. This year I am racing Ironman Austria again and I am looking forward to a great race since I am fit and strong after my recent win at Ironman Lanzarote and continued great training." Bella will be racing in her signature SLS3 compression socks.
For full coverage and race results visit www.ironmanlive.com or more information on the race visit www.ironmanaustria.com.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Becky Lavelle finishes 12th at Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup

SLS3 athlete Becky Lavelle finished a strong 12th place at the Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup in West Des Moines, Iowa on June 27, 2009 (S 1.5k/ B 40k/ R 10k).
She was the second fastest of the US girls. Now it is time to recover in her SLS3 compression socks.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Petr Vabrousek finishes 3rd at IM Japan

June 21st - Ironman Japan - it is one of the toughest courses and they bring Petr good resultsit has been another 3rd place and podium finish for Mr. Ironman

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ben Hoffman takes 4th at Boise 70.3

After 70.3 miles of racing, Ben Hoffman found himself only 8 seconds off the podium at the Boise Ironman 70.3 in Idaho on 6/13. Ben was just 8 seconds back of Australian Joe Gambles at the finish. Defending Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander of Australia was 1st with American Chris Leito in 2nd. Ben's time was 3:56:32.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Product Highlight: FX Race Top















The FX Race Triathlon Top provides compression and muscle targeted support to critical areas in the abdomen and back by decreasing muscle vibration, thus reducing the risk of micro tears and injury. Our special Oxy-Power material supports core muscles like a sheath and keeps them aligned, optimizing muscle performance and delaying the onset of fatigue.
Oxy-Power with its core muscle support improves your posture which acts as a respiratory aid, helping you to breathe more effectively.
Leave the competition behind in SLS3 Intelligent Race Apparel, designed to help you reduce lactic acid build-up, increase muscle oxygenation and enhance circulation which results in a better overall performance for you.
Features
Oxy-Power Lycra for body contoured shape and maximized muscle oxygenation - more than 12% power output on average
Flatlock clean finished, anatomically placed seams eliminate chafing and provide durability and comfort
Full upper body coverage for maximum proprioceptive feedback and thermoregulatory effectiveness
Large, zippered pocket in the back for race nutrition and other essentials
12" YKK frontal zipper with springlock technology

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Concept Store now open!



















Our new Concept store just opened in sunny Oceanside, CA.
We do have the entire line of Triathlon Shorts, Triathlon Tops, Triathlon Suits and Compression Socks available, ready to try on for everyone who is interested in "Intelligent Race Apparel". So, if you are in the area be sure to visit our location at:
234 S. Coast Highway,
Oceanside, CA 92054,
P: 760.433.8544
.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 12noon-7PM

Friday, June 5, 2009

















Product highlight: SLS3 FX Race Top


The FX Race Triathlon Top provides compression and muscle targeted support to critical areas in the abdomen and back by decreasing muscle vibration, thus reducing the risk of micro tears and injury. Our special Oxy-Power material supports core muscles like a sheath and keeps them aligned, optimizing muscle performance and delaying the onset of fatigue.
Oxy-Power with its core muscle support improves your posture which acts as a respiratory aid, helping you to breathe more effectively.
Leave the competition behind in SLS3 Intelligent Race Apparel, designed to help you reduce lactic acid build-up, increase muscle oxygenation and enhance circulation which results in a better overall performance for you.
Features
Oxy-Power Lycra for body contoured shape and maximized muscle oxygenation - more than 12% power output on average
Flatlock clean finished, anatomically placed seams eliminate chafing and provide durability and comfort
Full upper body coverage for maximum proprioceptive feedback and thermoregulatory effectiveness
Large, zippered pocket in the back for race nutrition and other essentials
12" YKK frontal zipper with springlock technology
The short comes in 3 different colors:

raven black/ white
thunder grey/ white
daredevil red / white

and 4 sizes:

S,M,L,XL


Available at www.slstri.com and selected retailers.
Bella Bayliss Sets Volcano Island Alight For Second Year Running

Britain’s Ironwomen Bella Bayliss set the volcanic island of Lanzarote, Spain alight this weekend winning Ironman Lanzarote (May 23rd, 2009) for the second successive year.
Ironman Lanzarote is world renowned as one of the toughest Ironman courses with the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run competition being battled out in what is traditionally high heat and winds, not to mention one of the world’s hilliest Ironman bike course’s.
Bella’s took an emphatic victory winning by over 20 minutes from fellow Brit, Rachel Joyce. Joyce had exited the water in 2nd place behind the American, Hilary Biscay and took the lead on the bike to enter T2 by herself. Bella came into T2 about five minutes behind, but stormed the run from the start to make up the deficit. Once Bayliss took the lead she powered away to finish in a time of 9:54:08, over 7 minutes quicker than her winning time last year.
On her win she commented “I am absolutely thrilled to have won Ironman Lanzarote for the 2nd year in a row! It feels especially good after having had 2 testing races earlier this year. After Ironman South Africa I felt a bit low, but instead of dwelling on that result I got to work and had 6 great weeks of training pre Ironman Lanzarote where I seem to have got my strength back!
The day was tough as expected, Ironman Lanzarote is known as the toughest ‘Ironman in the World!’
I attacked the swim then rode my own pace on the bike instead of getting involved in "racing" the other girls. That meant I had not tired my running legs too much. I ran 3.04 breaking Paula Newbby Frasers run record here at Lanzarote by 4 minutes. I loved the feeling of the compression socks!
I was very tired after the race but recovering fast.”

Monday, June 1, 2009

Once again, 2x Top 5 at IM Brasil for SLS3


Petr Vabrousek - just recovered from IM China a few weeks ago, placed 3rd at the IM Brasil in 8:37 last weekend rocking the SLS3 compression socks.
Raul Furtado placed 5th in a strong field with a time of 8:53.
Both athletes where wearing the new SLS3 compression sleeves, which can be worn under the wetsuit from the start on.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Product highlight: SLS3 FX Race Short


The FX Race Triathlon Shorts provides compression and muscle targeted support to critical areas in the legs and gluteus by decreasing muscle vibration, thus reducing the risk of micro tears and injury. Our special Oxy-Power material supports quadriceps and hamstrings like a muscle sheath and keeps them aligned, optimizing muscle performance and delaying the onset of fatigue.

Leave the competition behind in SLS3 Intelligent Race Apparel™, designed to help you reduce lactic acid build-up, increase muscle oxygenation and enhance circulation which results in a better overall performance for you.

Features
Oxy-Power Lycra for body contoured shape and maximized muscle oxygenation - more than 12% power output on average
Flatlock clean finished, anatomically placed seams eliminate chafing and provide durability and comfort
Bioactive, quick drying 4-way pad with ergonomic Y-shape provides optimal breathability and moisture transport
With antibacterial , odor eliminating silver ion thread
Elastic waistband and drawstring keep short firmly in place
8" inseam length
Softleg finish

The Triathlon short comes in 3 different colors:

raven black/ white
thunder grey/ white
daredevil red / white

and 4 sizes:

S,M,L,XL

Many of our customers claim the FX short is the most comfortable short they have ever worn and well worth the $90!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

LA Marathon
The compression socks and sleeves are getting more and more recognized. We sold a ton of socks and sleeves, probably more socks than sleeves....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jessica Jacobs wins in Austin
By Leland Black
Jessica Jacobs won the inaugural
race of the Trek Women Triathlon
Series today in Austin, TX, with an
over all time of 1 hour 9 minutes.
The race consisted of an 800 meter
swim in Lake Decker, a hilly 12
mile bike, and a muddy off-road 3.1
mile run.
“It was really great to go out to do a
hard, short race today and go all
out from start to finish,” Jacobs
said. “However, what was really
special was getting back to the
grassroots part of the sport and
rocking the SLS3 Triathlon shorts.
Witnessing some women who had
never competed or raced before
and to see the look in their eyes
when they crossed the finish line
was priceless. I was honored to
wish them well as they finished their
journey.”
The Trek Women Triathlon Series
was founded by triathlon legends
Sally Edwards and Maggie
Sullivan; their mission is to
“promote women to become more
physically active” by “making the
race experience for women in
triathlon even better than it’s been.”
More information and future race
dates can be found at
trekwomenstriathlonseries.com.
Coming up next for Jacobs is
Ironman Coeur d’Alene followed by
the Quelle Challenge Roth iron
distance race in Germany, where
she will attempt to break the world
record for the 112 mile bike course.


May 2009
Is it summer yet? Triathlete Magazine's swimsuit issue says 'yes'!
SLS3 made it into the magazine as well - see our FX Racesuit Triathlon Suit on page 72 - at newsstands now. (Image: Triathlete Magazine)

Read Steve Larsen's latest review of SLS3 products.
Wildflower Triathlon Festival
As always, the first weekend in May is dedicated to Wildflower, the Woodstock of triathlon festivals. SLS3 was present to support our athletes. Jordan Rapp placed 4th, Benjamin Hoffman was 9th, both showing promising form in this still young season. Brian Lavelle, now sporting a full beard, had an unfortunate puncture on the bike after it had rained all day before the race. Ain-Alar Juhanson from Estonia took in the Half Ironman as preparation for Ironman Lanzarote in 3 weeks and finished 19th in the very competitive pro field.

Lanzarote Olympic Distance
Speaking of Ironman Lanzarote, Bella Bayliss took in the Olympic Distance race last weekend and won. Bella, like Ain-Alar, will be racing the Ironman race there in a few weeks.

St. Croix 70.3 Half Ironman
Just one day after the Wildflower Half lots more triathletes had some fun climbing the legendary beast of St. Croix.
Canadian pro Wolfgang Guembel had a great day and finished 9th, wife Nicole finished 12th in the pro women's field. Brazilian SLS3 athlete Marcus Ornellas was 13th. Full results.

Japan Strongman
It was indeed a very busy race weekend all over the world. In Japan, the famous long distance race Strongman took place. Racing were Japanese married pro triathletes Hiro and Maki Nishiuchi, both sporting SLS3 compression socks.
Hiro finished 4th in the pro men's division while wife Maki took 3rd on the podium in the women's pro field.