Challenges Won and Ninja Warriors Made

Well the wheels were turning and the legs were churning this past weekend around the world with your Suunto Multisport athletes. We won some big races, added a pro card and even created a ninja warrior! Here’s the scoop…

Triathlon

Lisa Roberts brought home the title at Challenge Taiwan Triathlon by overcoming a 9 minute deficit off the bike to capture her first major win of the year. We’re pretty certain she’s not done yet either.

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Back here in the US, we witnessed one of the greatest accomplishments we’ve seen in a while by Janne Kallio who after chasing a Kona slot for 9 years, finally punched his ticket to the Big Island with a fantastic race at the Ironman US National Championships in The Woodlands, TX. Way to go Janne!!

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We’re so fortunate to have Barbara Peterson on our team this year for so many reasons, but we write today about her talents competing at Xterra’s around the world. Last weekend, Barbara won her age group at Xterra Greece on what was a very challenging and technical course. Now she’s off representing the US at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Pontaverda, Spain. Go Barbara!!

Well we knew this girl was talented, but wow, Brandi Swicegood just put together a stellar race at Challenge Cancun where she secured her pro card by placing 3rd overall amateur and 2nd place in her age group. Oh, and she just ran Boston marathon two weeks ago too. Yowsa.

Trail Running

Alex Borsuk got it done at the Tillamook Burn 50 mile trail race over the weekend, grabbing 3rd place overall and get this…also PR’d her course time by over :50 minutes! Dang…Sounds like it all came together for Alex

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Justin Cogley took on the 115K trail course across the Island of Madeira at MIUT. He finished the brutal race in 134th place out of 640 finishers (960 staters). Justin was in good company with both winners representing Suunto, France’s Francois D’haene and America’s Courtney Dauwalter.

Other

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“Snuke B” (Sam Snukis) climbed on the race recap this week notching another win in her belt at the Delaware Valley Duathlon.

 Now let’s talk about our newest “Ninja Warrior” shall we? Greatest email we’ve gotten in a while from an athlete; “Can you believe it!? We just got the Ninja Warrior call and it's been
crazy”. Brian Boyle was selected to compete in the American Ninja Warrior competition that took place this past weekend in Baltimore, MD. He’s been sworn to secrecy about the results, so we’re going to have to wait like everyone else to see how he did. This guy is amazing. If you don’t know Brian’s story, take a minute and watch this:

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