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ITU, Katie Kelly, Paratriathlon, Sponsorship, World Championships -

Australian Katie Kelly took home the gold medal at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam last week. The blueseventy supported athlete competes in the PTVI class which is reversed for athletes with total or partial visual impairment. A guide from the same nationality and gender is mandatory throughout the race and they must ride a tandem during the bike segment. In Rotterdam paratriathletes competed in a sprint-distance race of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. The victory kept Katie’s impressive winning streak in tact: She first won the world title in Chicago in 2015, followed by...

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ITU, Jessica Learmonth, swimming, training, triathlon -

Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth is one of the top ITU swimmers in the world. She’s always in the front pack, and often emerges first out of the water, including at the World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Cozumel last fall. She recently landed on her first career ITU World Cup podium in Cape Town last month. We reached out to Jess to hear about some of her favorite swim sets. She is a former national level swimmer, covering 60,000+ meters per week. Now, turning her focus to triathlon, she only spends around five hours a week in the water. Maximizing her time in...

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First Out Of The Water, Helix, ITU, Jessica Learmonth, racing, Sponsorship, triathlon, World Triathlon Series -

Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth is one of the top ITU swimmers in the world. She’s always in the front pack, and often emerges first out of the water, including at the Grand Final in Cozumel last month with fellow blueseventy athlete, Lucy Hall, following closely behind.  Lucy Hall (center) and Jess Learmonth (on the right): two of the top ITU swimmers in the sport. Jess and Lucy rode with Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, helping to set Duffy up to win the ITU world title. Back in April in Portugal, Jess and Lucy swam and rode solo, lapping other competitors to finish first...

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