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ASICS ELITE TRIATHLETES TAKE TOP HONORS AT 2016 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON YOKOHAMA

REGIONAL: Global
RELEASE DATE: 2016.05.16

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) grabs Gold medal and 1st place with time of 1:56:02; Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) 2nd with time of 1:57:20 at Women’s race; Crisanto Grajales (MEX) 2nd with time of 1:46:42 at Men’s race.

ASICS (Headquarters: Kobe, Japan; President CEO: Motoi OYAMA) congratulates the company’s sponsored triathletes on their excellent finishes at 2016 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON in Yokohama, JAPAN. The triathlon featured standard distances of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run.

The race started under a beautiful sunny sky on Saturday, May 14.

Jorgensen won the 2016 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Yokohama in a time of 1:56:02, more than 30 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Gentle. This was Jorgensen’s fourth straight win in Yokohama since 2013.

Jorgensen currently ranks 4th in the world.(WTS:As of May 14th, 2016)

Jorgensen commented, “I am really excited to be back in Japan. The crowd is always amazing, and today they are pushing me to the finish line again.”

Gentle enthused, “I feel very happy that Yokohama has turned out very well over the years. Especially it’s the Olympic year, so I knew I had to do another good race.”

Grajales responded, “Last year, I was in 5th place in Yokohama, so I’m very happy to get on the podium this year. Actually this is first time to be on the podium of the World Triathlon Series. I like to thank my coach and my family.”

< Jorgensen: ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES Victories >

Year 2013

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON San Diego USA 19th Apr
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Yokohama Japan 11th May
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Stockholm Sweden 2nd Aug

Year 2014

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Yokohama Japan 17th May
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON London UK 31st May
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Chicago USA 28th Jun
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Hamburg Germany 12th Jul
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Edmonton Canada 1st Sep

Year 2015

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Abu Dhabi U.A.E. 6th Mar
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Auckland New Zealand 29th Mar
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Gold Coast Australia 11th Apr
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Yokohama Japan 16th May
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON London UK 31st May
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Hamburg Germany 18th Jul
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Chicago USA 18th Sep

Year 2016

ITU WORLD TRIATHLON Yokohama Japan 14th May

Jorgensen won the Yokohama race running in the GEL-NoosaFAST 2, Gentle wore GEL-LYTE 33 3, and Grajales raced in the GEL-HYPER SPEED 6.

GEL-NoosaFAST 2
The GEL-NoosaFAST 2 amps up the run with a speedy ride and special features designed for triathlons. Optional Elastic Laces enables a quick transition, while the nearly-seamless upper allows athletes to forego socks. MAGIC SOLE and the Perforated Sockliner increase breathability and moisture drainage while cruising through water-logged aid stations.
GEL-LYTE 33 3
The GEL-LYTE 33 3 gets serious about weight reduction, dropping almost two ounces for a truly lightweight natural running experience. Reprising the F.A.S.T. features of its predecessor, the GEL-LYTE 33 3 is updated with a nearly Seamless Upper and Solyte Midsole to maximize performance while minimizing weight. Built with FluidAxis designed for underpronators and neutral runners.

GEL-HYPER SPEED 6
The racing flat of choice for ASICS' elite athletes, the GEL-HYPER SPEED 6 gets modernized with seamless materials and drops over an ounce in weight. Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System and the broad commodating fit make this value-packed racing flat ideal for fast paced training or lacing up on race day.

*All pictured footwear: may not available in all markets.

For more information, please visit www.asics.com

ITU official website: http://yokohama.triathlon.org/

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