The 2023 World Triathlon season promises to be another headline-grabbing year for the sport and with Triathlons popularity and continued growth Japanese Global sports brand giant ASICS extended their commitment to promote the sport around the globe, provide more race opportunities to more athletes than ever while providing their performance sport product and leading applications and technology support to the World Triathlon family.
“We are beyond excited to renew our partnership with ASICS, one that has proven to be a great success for both organizations,” said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.
“For us it is key to have partners that not only support our sport, but also invest in the future of triathlon and our athletes. Partnering with a leading company like ASICS will allow us to expand our reach, and will bring a bright future for our sport, with both of us committed always with universality and diversity and further developing triathlon and the younger athletes.”
The World Triathlon Team, the selected development squad of athletes from those National Federations with limited resources available will once again benefit from the support of the sportswear giant and new for this partnership is the inclusion of all Continental Confederation development programs which will enhance the development pathway allowing World Triathlon to support Triathlons global emerging talent who have Paris 2024 and LA2028 ambitions.
The renewed partnership will also provide World Triathlon, its Continental Confederations, National Federations and LOC’s access to and implement ASICS leading application and technology platforms for the first time. The move to the ASICS application and technology platforms will streamline the pre-race processes for triathletes and provide a central hub for information and results, creating a more efficient environment and database that will ultimately provide a better experience and transfer of knowledge at TRI events around the world.
“We enjoy a great relationship with World Triathlon and the World Triathlon family and are excited to be continuing our journey together to further develop the sport and take Triathlon to the next level,” said Yasuhito Hirota, President, CEO and COO, Representative Director, ASICS Corporation.
“Our renewed partnership will focus on enhancing race experiences for all levels of Triathletes through the introduction of our technology, and support for the athlete development programme, including para triathlon.”
In addition, the partnership sees ASICS continue to provide uniforms support for the World Triathlon Technical Officials, staff and Executive Board alongside Continental Federation staff and become the partner of the World Triathlon Grand Final and Para World Championships.