Global designer and manufacturer of sports precision instruments, Suunto announces its partnership with XTERRA as the official timing sponsor of the XTERRA Championships of triathlons and trail running series. XTERRA chose Suunto as the official timing sponsor due to its long-standing tradition in accuracy, precision and support of endurance sports.
Suunto is providing the official timing support for four key events slated for the remainder of 2010, including:
September 18th 2010 â€” XTERRA Trail Running Nationals, Bend OR,
September 25th 2010 â€“ XTERRA USA Championships, Snowbasin Resort, UT
October 24th 2010 â€“ XTERRA World Championships, Maui, HI
December 5th 2010 â€“ XTERRA Trail Run World Championship Oahu, HI
Suunto athlete and top XTERRA competitor Conrad Stoltz is poised to dominate the remainder of the 2010 XTERRA season. Stoltz is a two-time Olympian, a three-time XTERRA triathlon World Champion, seven-time XTERRA USA Series Champion and has a total of 32 XTERRA titles throughout his career. Winning nearly every XTERRA race he entered this year, Stoltz is proving to be a major force in the Championship series this fall.
â€œSuunto is proud to be the official timing sponsor of the XTERRA Championship series,â€ says Nora Stowell, Vice President and Business Director of Suunto North America. â€œNot only is XTERRA an exciting event to be part of, it is great to watch and support Conrad on his quest to secure the title of World and USA XTERRA Champion.â€
Beginning in 1996, XTERRA introduced its bold new racing format that attracted outdoor competitors, bringing mountain competition and triathlon elements together. Every year the American and Global XTERRA Tours attract the top amateur and professional athletes to compete on a worldwide stage.
Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports precision instruments for training, diving and outdoor sports. Prized for their design, accuracy and dependability, Suunto wristop computers combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto employs more than 500 people worldwide and distributes its products to more than 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Amer Sports Corporation with sister brands Wilson, Atomic, Precor, Salomon, Mavic and Arc'teryx.
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In 1996 mountain biking and triathlon met in a duel of the fittest on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The race was called Aquaterra. It consisted of an open-ocean swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run. It represented a bold new racing format that attracted outdoor enthusiasts, mostly mountain bikers and triathletes. The mountain bikers brought their laid-back style and bold self-assurance. The triathletes brought their hard-core training and avid dedication. They soon discovered a common spirit and attitude that pulled them together. For as different as they are, neither could resist the challenges and thrills this new multisport offered. The thrill of running on pure adrenaline through the mountains. The chill of fresh ocean waves streaming over a swimmer's back. The awesome view mountain bikers get at the top of a dormant Hawaii volcano. These are the elements of a race called XTERRA.The typical XTERRA is comprised of the following:1.5K swim30K mountain bike,11K trail run