Nov. 30, 2010
-- In her first year as a Speedo sponsored athlete, 2008 triathlon World Champion, Helen Jenkins, has distinguished herself by winning the prestigious GE British Triathlon Female Elite Olympic Triathlete of the Year, at the British Triathlon Awards (announced on 13th November). It crowns a fantastic year for Jenkins, who also won the prestigious London Triathlon in August – with a time of 2:01:01, emerging first out of the water in her Speedo LZR Racer Elite wetsuit and leading for the remainder of the event to the finish tape and finished 4th in the ITU World Championships.
In addition to her Speedo Elite wetsuit, Jenkins races in swim accessories from Speedo’s new TriathELITE collection. The range was launched earlier this year and includes a wide range of products including wetsuits, tri-suits, goggles and accessories for all levels of triathlete from beginner to pro.
Dave Newbury, Speedo UK Sports Marketing Manager said, “All at Speedo congratulate Helen on her successful year and her results are a testament to her hard work and dedication, she is a great brand ambassador for our Speedo TriathElite product. We look forward to an exciting 2011 season and leading technology we’re introducing as part of next year’s range.”
Speedo, the world’s leading swim brand, has Jenkins signed on a wetsuit specific contract. In addition to this high profile athlete sponsorship, Speedo participates in a comprehensive triathlon event sponsorship program (over 55 events nationwide) and collaborations with leading triathlon coaches.
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