Sprint or Long Distance, RED Powers Victory
SRAM RED 22 powers Melissa Hauschildt & Richard Murray to victory at IM Asia Pacific champs and New Plymouth WC
The Triathlon season is in full swing, and our SRAM short- and long-distance athletes are already in a very good shape.
In Melbourne (Australia), Aussie Melissa Hauschildt won Ironman® Asia Pacific Championships in 8:52:50, ahead of world-class triathletes, Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) and Caroline Steffen (SUI).
Despite extremely painful blisters during the run, the two-time Ironman® 70.3® World Champion couldn’t be stopped from becoming the first Australian to win the race in its four year history. This victory also means that Melissa is automatically selected for the Ironman® World Championships in Kona. She’s indeed a serious candidate for the world title in October.
In the southern hemisphere, in New Plymouth (New Zealand), South African short distance specialist Richard Murray claimed his first triathlon World Cup. Despite a 10 second penalty, Richard, who took the third place in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, was the fastest, crossing the finish line, 21s ahead of Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) and 24 seconds ahead of Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR).
His next race will be the WTS Gold Coast on April 12th.
Both Melissa and Richard are training and racing on SRAM RED 22, which match the needs of all professional triathletes: fast, light, aerodynamic and ergonomic.