Welcome to the March edition of the SaltStick blog, the first of 2009. The racing season is nearly upon us in North America, and our racing friends around the world have been hard at work.
Here is a partial list of recent SaltStick athlete results:
1. Singapore 70.3, 1. Geelong Ironman 70.3
2. Ironman New Zealand
2. Singapore 70.3
1. Florida's Great Escape, 3. Miami International Triathlon
: 1. Ironman Langkawi Malaysia
Petr Vabrousek 5. Ironman Langkawi Malaysia
Tereza Macel 3. Singapore 70.3
Bryan Rhodes 2. Ironman Langkawi Malaysia
1. Ironman Langkawi Malaysia
Joanna Lawn 2. Ironman New Zealand
3. Ironman New Zealand
Matt Reed 1. Miami International Triathlon
A Special note goes to Leor Pantilat and Caitlin Smith who smoked the field in the "Way Too Cool 50K" trail race for their respective overall wins and new course records. Leor and Caitlin used the SaltStick Mini Dispenser attached to their water bottle holders to supply SaltStick Caps throughout the event. Some photos are available here along with results
Ironman 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone ripping it up at Ironman New Zealand, March 2009. Note the SaltStick dispensers installed and in use!
Drug-Free Sport Blog
Inbounds Athletics has started a blog that deals with drug-free sport, and the athletes who support these efforts. Inbounds Athletics also has an online store where products such as SaltStick are available. What makes this shop unique is that EVERY lot of any product they sell has been tested not to contain prohibited substances. That doesn't just mean a product was tested once years ago. Each lot is unique and so each lot has been tested, assuring that the product you receive comes from a negative-tested lot. In the case of SaltStick, we test all our lots anyway, but many companies may test just once every few years. Inbounds Athletics assures your get product from a tested lot. Check out their website here:
SaltStick Attempts Mt. Everest!
SaltStick athlete and adventurer Christophe Vandaele is off to climb Mt. Everest, at 8,848m (29,029'), the tallest peak in the world.
Christophe will be using SaltStick exclusively to provide the electrolytes needed for long days of endurance climbing. Christophe is also sponsored by SaltStick vendor SBR Multisports.
Jordan's Dream for Antarctica:
In a previous newsletter, we introduced 12-year-old Jordan Romero as the youngest SaltStick-sponsored athlete. Jordan has already successfully summited the tallest peaks on 5 continents. He is preparing now for an assult on the final peaks of his quest.
Jordan needs our help to continue to reach for the stars.
Jordan in action with a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney (14494'), March 2009