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ROKA Partners with VO2 Multisport

Ben Bigglestone - VO2 MultisportROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with elite triathlon coach and VO2 Performance Center CEO, Ben Bigglestone. “When it comes to performance and the success of my athletes and team members I take it very seriously. As an organization VO2 Multisport do not simply enter into a sponsorship relationship in order to 'get a deal'. I and my team of coaches take the time and energy to performance test products and use our athlete pool to obtain feedback on fit, performance and durability,” said Bigglestone. “Needless to say with 25+ years of racing and coaching I have worn countless wetsuits, different brands and styles, I even helped in the development of them for a couple different notable brands for several years so have a good understanding of the technology, panel configuration, closure systems and overall usability of a suit. ROKA Sports have indeed broken the mold of the traditional high performance wetsuit and I am extremely excited to enter into a relationship with an organization whose people share my passion for performance and continue to innovate.”

ROKA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “I have known Ben Bigglestone for over ten years and have always been in impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. Ben is a very caring coach and makes certain all of his athletes are prepared come race day.” Dolan added, “Ben and his coaching staff at VO2 Multisport are just the kind of judicious partners we look for at ROKA Sports as we continue to develop and provide only the best training and race products for athletes of all abilities.”

ABOUT BEN BIGGLESTONE & VO2 MULTISPORT

Actively coaching since 1993, Ben holds a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and coaching qualifications from the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) and USAT. Racing since 1989, Ben has competed at all levels including Elite Junior, Elite Senior and Age group. Ben is a two-time National Championship medalist in the UK (Long Course Triathlon and Duathlon) and has also qualified four times and raced at the Ironman World Championships three times. VO2 Multisport won the Division IV Triathlon Club World Title in 2013 and just recently captured the Club Title at Ironman Coeur D’ Alene. VO2Multisport Performance Center offers a wide range of training options. World-class coaching, comprehensive camps and clinics and a team of athletes who train to compete at the Performance Center voted “Best of Competitor, Northwest” by Competitor Magazine. VO2 Multisport is currently based in Seattle, Washington.

Ben Bigglestone and VO2 Multisport join ROKA’s growing team of champions including 3x ITU World Champion & '12 Olympic Silver Medalist Javier Gómez, Olympian Gwen Jorgensen, Siri Lindley and Team Sirius, 51 Speed Shop and Mat Steinmetz, 2x ITU World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt, 2x Ironman 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt, 70.3 World Champion & 3x Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, 2013 Kona Runner-up & Ironman/Challenge winner Rachel Joyce, 5x Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler, 4x Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas and others.

ABOUT ROKA SPORTS

ROKA is a performance multisport brand that was founded in 2011 by two former All-American swimmers from Stanford University, who, after being frustrated by the wetsuit offerings on the market, set out to make the fastest wetsuit on the planet. After two years of product development, the ROKA team launched their patent-pending Maverick wetsuit, Viper swimskin and SIM short training line in March 2013.

In their first season, ROKA products saw widespread acceptance by elite and developing swimmers alike, and ROKA pro athletes finished first out of the water at the Ironman World Championship, the ITU WTS Grand Final, the Hy-Vee 5150 Elite Cup Championship, several Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races, and more. ROKA is based in Dallas, Texas with employees in California and Colorado.

Media Contact:

  • Ryan Dolan, VP Sales & Marketing
  • Email: ryan@rokasports.com
  • Phone: (877) 985-ROKA (7652) x 104
July 02, 2014

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