Louisville, Colo. (April 16, 2018)-PEARL iZUMi has partnered with iracelikeagirl— a women’s endurance team and community founded by professional triathlete Angela Naeth— on an exclusive apparel collection that will launch on May 10 in the U.S. only.

The line, consisting of an iracelikeagirl custom cycling top, short, warmers and a t-shirt, will be available at www.pearlizumi.com. Proceeds will benefit the iracelikeagirl athlete community.

The exclusive cycling kit is inspired by the custom racing kits worn by Naeth. “This apparel is what I've known for almost a decade in the sport and I absolutely love the quality, the design process and the team at PEARL iZUMi,” said Naeth. “The custom design team does outstanding work for PEARL iZUMi athletes.”

Naeth has been a PEARL iZUMi athlete since 2009, training and competing in PEARL iZUMi triathlon and cycling apparel and footwear. She is currently ranked among the top triathletes in the world - with two sub-9 hour IRONMAN performances and 30+ podiums at the 70.3 and Ironman distances.

“I fell in love with the sport of triathlon because of the community and strong supporters such as PEARL iZUMi,” said Naeth. “The iracelikeagirl global team is an opportunity for me to give back to the sport and help other women achieve their goals. I’m proud that PEARL iZUMi stands behind me on this mission.”

Naeth founded the iracelikeagirl community in 2017 on a mission to use the sport of triathlon and other endurance sports as a platform to bring women and girls of all ages and abilities together—to support, encourage and inspire one another. iracelikeagirl highlights what it means to be a woman and race like only a girl can race. The community offers unique team events and challenges for members to participate in. They also have their own private forum, group chats, and constant contact with Angela Naeth for support and advice.

Learn what it means to race like a girl from iracelikeagirl members at: https://www.iracelikeagirl.com/blog/supportingwomen/

For more, check out this collection of videos from iracelikeagirl team members. Keep up with the community on social media by following the hashtag #iracelikeagirl.

About PEARL iZUMi

For over 60 years, PEARL iZUMi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. PEARL iZUMi products empower cyclists and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2013, PEARL iZUMi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.

About iracelikeagirl

iracelikeagirl is a women’s endurance team and community created and supported by professional triathlete Angela Naeth. The team aims to provide opportunities for girls and women of all ages and abilities to support, encourage and inspire one another in the sport of triathlon, cycling, running and swimming! This unique project gives new triathletes and seasoned veterans opportunity to be part of a team and enjoy a community that brings out the best in themselves. From a members-only forum, to personal contact with Angela, as a member of iracelikeagirl, you'll find everything you need to train and race to your potential. We offer exclusive events, a chance to meet new people, team challenges and giveaways from our sponsors, virtual races, and much more. 

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