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Javier Gomez Noya

Triathlon

Gomez finished 2007 ranked no. 1 in the world, and was crowned BG Triathlon World Cup Series champion. It was the second straight overall title for Gomez, an award that earned him a $40,000 bonus in 2007. At one point he finished on the podium in 15 straight races, and he has won nine World Cup events. The all-time record for World Cup victories is 11, by Canada’s Simon Whitfield. Gomez has had to battle his own government’s sport governing body, which forced him to lose his international sporting license. According to Reuters, Spain rescinded the document in 2000 due to what he termed an abnormal heart valve. It took him until 2003 to win back the license with the h...

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Recent Triathlon News

  • Preview: IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Once a year on the big island of Hawaii, something magical starts to happen. Ali’i Drive in the city of Kona begins to slowly fill up with runners. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway starts to host noticeably high numbers of some of the most fit cyclists in the world. Downtown Kona starts to buzz with excitement and transform into a place unlike any event of its kind. It can only mean one thing: its time once more for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. In truly one of the toughest test of a human’s endurance capabilities, athletes will take to the Pacific Ocean for a 2.4 mile swim, then head out on the scorching Queen K for 112 miles of gruiling pedaling and then top it off with a 26.2 mile marathon run along Ali’i Drive hoping for the privilege of hearing the coveted words “You are and IRONMAN,” once they cross the finish line. With some gutsy performances from Oakley professionals last year, 2011 will be heard to beat. However; a stacked field has returned to Kona this year...

  • Oakley Partners With YSC for Breast Cancer Awareness During IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Oakley and the Young Survival Coalition are at it again. Continuing their successful, four-year partnership, the two have come together once more for a great cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oakley has created a small selection of pink and white versions of their newest sport performance sunglass; Radarlock. The glasses are designated for a select group of IRONMAN World Championship elite athletes and Oakley has pledged $100 to the YSC for every athlete who crosses the finish line in Kona wearing the pink and white editions.

  • Breakthrough Performance: Jenny Fletcher Wins First Ever Pro Event at IRONMAN 70.3 Branson

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Oakley athlete, Jenny Fletcher added another highlight to her already impressive resume. On top of her countless magazine covers, Oakley brand campaigns and TV commercials, the triathlete/model can now place IRONMAN 70.3 Branson Champion on her long list of accomplishments. Fletcher, the face of Oakley’s Fall running brand campaign, won in impressive fashion in Missouri, marking her first ever win as a professional triathlete.

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