GU Energy Labs, the original sports energy gel provider, today announced a three-year agreement to become the official and exclusive Energy Gel and Chew provider of USA Triathlon. The agreement also appoints GU Energy as an official Silver-Level Sponsor of USA Triathlon.
The activation of the agreement will focus significantly on product distribution to the organization's National Team Program, certified coaches and certified race directors, as well as USA Triathlon's National Championship events, including the Collegiate National Championship, the Duathlon National Championship, the Youth and Junior National Championship and the Age Group National Championship in 2011. Additionally, GU will offer to provide products for on-course support for all 10 USA Triathlon Regional Championships.
At a grass-roots level, the agreement benefits the 135,000 annual members of USA Triathlon by providing race and training nutrition for coaching clinics, USA Triathlon Starter Kits, the annual Race Director Symposium, race director support programs and club rewards programs.
â€œTriathletes are not just our core users,â€ noted GU Energy Labs president Brian Vaughan, â€œThey also tend to be the most educated athletes in terms of nutrition and are early adopters for advanced nutrition. We are really honored and excited to have this opportunity to develop a closer relationship with USA Triathlon and our fan base in tri.â€
â€œWe are thrilled to join forces with a long-time industry leader such as GU Energy Labs and their tremendous product line of energy gels and chews,â€ said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. â€œThis new alliance allows USA Triathlon to further increase the overall value we deliver to members, whether you're taking advantage of our online discount or receiving free product at USA Triathlon National Championship events.â€
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Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon â€“ one of the fastest growing sports in the world â€“ as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 135,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.