Category Archives: Triathlon

GET TO KNOW FREDERIK VAN LIERDE

Frederik Van Lierde is a Belgium professional triathlete and the 2013 Ironman triathlon World Champion, in Hawaii – 2013. He finished the race with a 51:02 swim, a 4:25:37 bike and a 2:51:18 marathon to capture the win in total of 8:12:29.

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1/ Fred, how long have you been using compression clothing?

Since 2009, in fact after a stress fracture on my right calf !

2/ How do you feel when you use the Compressport range before, during and after the effort and during your trips?

During training and competitions, I can feel for sure they help to absorb the shocks but also keeping the blood circulating. A very nice feeling, never cramping or sore, just perfect to me! And in hot conditions they can even keep my calf muscles cooler because of the protection (white) reflecting the sun. Some water on them, gives you a fresher feeling as well. After races or on really hard training camps I use them a lot, especially the Full Legs. The best way to recover for me!

For trips, long rides or flights, it’s the best! Before I tend to have swollen legs a lot of times and since I use the Compressport Full Socks, my legs stay exactly the same after the trip compared to my legs before the trip.

3/ Do you remember any race or training where the Compressport range has made a crucial difference (in terms of injuries, performance and or recovery)?

For sure in Hawaii Ironman, the hardest endurance race on this planet, in 2012and 2013. Before 2012, I always wore the compression only on the marathon and the bike part without. Legs were a lot sorer then and muscles were warmer and suffered more because of the sun. In 2012 I decided, because of that, to put them on in T1 (transition swim to bike). So I rode the full 180km with +the marathon! What a difference: 3rd place at Hawaii in 2012 and now in 2013, Ironman World Champion!

COMPRESSION CLOTHING AND ROMAIN GUILLAUME WIN IRONMAN MALAYSIA

Compression clothing could not be stranger to it! After East London, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Langkawi-Malaysia makes it four for our French partner Romain Guillaume on the highest step of a podium this year. Wearing his favourite compression apparel he brought Compressport®`s colours to the top to win one of the last Ironman races of 2017, which makes it also his 3rd Ironman title.

Romain went after the title and managed to break the race record!

Romain-guillaume-824x400One does not change a strategy that wins! This can be the BMC Etixx triathlete`s motto – a solid swim and be in the leading pack out of the waters,  a 10-minute lead off the bike and clinging to the his first place on the marathon run and not let go of any pace while Jens Petersen-Bach and Roman Deisenhofer were struggling hard behind.

Romain GUILLAUME stops the chrono 8:32:54, breaks the record and wins Ironman Malaysia!

6-day Everest Trail Race is ON!

This year again runners will have to cover some 160 Km between 2000 and 4100 meters of altitude. Compressport`s partner Jordi GAMITO came to the trail hoping to end his trail season on a high note.

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The technicality of the track makes it hard for our Spanish acolyte who eventually managed to secure a fourth place on 3 of the fours stages yet.  The remaining 2 stages will sure prove challenging!

Matt CHRABOT goes to Mexico and wins Silver on the Ironman 70.3

Los Cabos hosted the event at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, where tall the conditions were reunited to make it a memorable sports moment.

Matt CHRABOT exited from the waters among the leading pack but had to do with strong competition from New-Zealander Terenzo Bozzone who came to Mexico to win! And he did fast and furious!

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Matt Chrabot clung to his second place gained strongly on the bike run, which by the way was also the second fastest  time. Bozzone was unbeatable and won the race with 4 minutes lead over Chrabot who finished second on the podium at 3:49:25.

COMPRESSION CLOTHING CONFIRMS BRITISH GIRLS’ POWER ON IRONMAN® 70.3

It was a British sweep on the podium of IRONMAN® Lanzarote this 20th May 2017 and 24-year-old Lucy Charles was on the top step! She came to the competition as the “one to beat” and she did not deceive her fans! All the conditions were perfect on the Spanish Island: the sunny track, the good wind and the ambiance.

LUCY CHARLES, QUEEN OF LANZAROTE 2017 IN COMPRESSION CLOTHING

Lanzarote-824x400COMPRESSPORT® teammate since 2016, Lucy exited from the swim race at the 6th place, with a time of 47.06, only 8 seconds behind the fastest male swimmer! The adrenaline rushed on and Lucy needed no more to stay focused and post a new bike course record at 05:23:29.

LUCY-CHARLES-824x400 2Since her first participation on IRONMAN® Lanzarote in 2016 where she finished 3rd, Lucy CHARLES has progressed like no other and on the 2017 edition she had only one goal: mark the minds of all! With a dominant gap between her and the next fast contender, Lucy tactically slowed down the pace on the marathon run, eased herself in a good rhythm and took control from the front. Her already-gained lead was never threatened though she did not finish her run first.

This 22nd of May 2017 would be her day and she was determined to be Queen of the day! At 9:35:40 she takes the biggest victory of her young career. In her compression clothing, particularly her COMPRESSPORT® R2V2 calf sleeves, the win was inevitable.

The British Podium also included Corinne ABRAHAM (2nd)  and Lucy GOSSAGE (3rd).

EMMA PALLANT, THE OTHER BRITISH POWERHOUSE

On one of Europe`s up-and-coming triathlon hotspots came Emma PALLANT who after her tremendous win on the Gran Canaria Challenge and her 2nd place on Ironman® 70.3 Mallorca, wanted to play it fast and strong in Barcelona.

Emma-pallant-824x400Exiting the water in 4th place, she got on her bike and fought back for no less but the 2nd place. Foot down, she went on to grasp one big win, putting 3 minutes between her and runner-up Natalie Seymour.

TOP TRIATHLON PERFORMANCES OF 2016

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As a partner and sponsor, COMPRESSPORT® supports athletes, from different sports, in the endeavor to overcome limits and realize their full potential on the hardest of tracks! It has been a pleasure to support these world class Triathletes!

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HERE ARE THE COMPRESSPORT® TOP TRIATHLON PERFORMANCES OF 2016!

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BERTRAND BILLARD

TRIATHLON
French Pro Athlete 

1ST IRONMAN® 70.3 PAYS D'AIX 2016

Against a talented field, Bertrand Billard showed his great strength on the bike to take the win for the 2nd time


LUCY CHARLES

TRIATHLON
UK Pro Athlete 

3RD IRONMAN® LANZAROTE 2016

Young British rising star Lucy Charles chose Lanzarote for her first race as a professional. Making the jump from age category, the great swimmer exited the water with the pro men almost 8 minutes ahead of the next female. At the end, she secured a very well deserved 3rd place! 


MATT CHRABOT

TRIATHLON
US Pro Athlete 

3RD ITU LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Towards the end of a very successful season, Matt Charbot earned a bronze in Oklahoma City against the Worlds best triathletes in the world! 


VICTOR DEL CORRAL

TRIATHLON
Spanish Pro Athlete 

1ST IRONMAN® FRANCE-NICE 2016

Victor Del Corral stormed home with a 2:42¨marathon to take the win at IRONMAN® France Nice 2016! 


MELISSA HAUSCHILDT

TRIATHLON
Australian Pro Athlete 

1ST IRONMAN® EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Melissa Hauschildt took the win in Frankfurt, storming home with a time of 9:01 and the fastest run split of the day.


MELISSA HAUSCHILDT

TRIATHLON
Australian Pro Athlete 

2ND IRONMAN® 70.3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Melissa Hauschildt, with a run course record, she went on to become the first person in history to win the Euro Champ double in one year


BRENT MCMAHON

TRIATHLON
Canadian Pro Athlete 

1ST IRONMAN® BRAZIL 2016

Brent McMahon is the 2016 South American Champion and he set the 2nd fastest Ironman® ever record!


FREDERIK VAN LIERDE

TRIATHLON
Belgian Pro Athlete 

1ST IRONMAN® COZUMEL 2016

After a season with bad luck, Frederik Van Lierde finished the year with a great course record of over nine minutes!


RUEDI WILD

TRIATHLON
Swiss Pro Athlete 

3RD IRONMAN® 70.3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

After a consistent year of podium results, Ruedi Wild got a nice reward taking a bronze medal at IRONMAN® 70.3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016.

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BELGIAN FREDERIK VAN LIERDE RULES ON IRONMAN FRANCE

More than just a tradition, Ironman France Nice is almost a legend. This year too our pro athletes stole the show and one man was going to make history!


Name : Van Lierde                  Surname: Frederik

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It all started with a 3,8 Km-swim in the Mediterranean sea and in the top 3 who exited from the waters was Frederik at 00:49:21. The lead was enough for him to believe that the 180-Km bike run could take him even nearer to an overall win. In full control of his pedal pushes he managed his lead to the finish line in a tremendous 04:39:00, almost 15 mins ahead of the runner-up.

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Once on his 42-Km run Frederik Van Lierde did not look back! Focusing on each meter ahead of him, soon the kilometres became just a piece of cake. In 2:57:19 he ran away to his 4th victory on the Ironman France track. He shared the podium with Italian Alessandro Degasperi (2nd) and French Denis Chevrot (3rd).

With this great victory Frederik is sending a signal that the World Championships will have to count with him!

COMPRESSPORT TEAM RANK GREAT IN THE TOP 10

With first place going to Frederik Van Lierde, Compressport was proud to place Victor DEL CORRAL in the 5th place and Arnaud GUILLOUX in the 6th place.

Compressport ® France takes pride in achieving a great job on the 2017 Ironman France Nice edition.

Looking forward to the next edition!

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PREPARING FOR THE NEXT MARATHON ? GUIDE YOURSELF THROUGH SOME PRO ATHLETES’ DO’S AND DONT’S

It takes a little more than 42kms to reach the finish line of a marathon race. Nerves and determination do not suffice and the best of athletes will tell you that if one is not prepared physically with the adequate training, nutrition and apparel, the experience might reveal itself a complete mishap. Each marathoner has his own rituals and goes along a definite pattern of things to prepare for a marathon.

Here below, a few Compressport Pro Athletes share with you what they do and what they do not do when they prepare for their respective races. These do’s and don`ts can be your handy guide in your own preparation.

FREDERIK VAN LIERDE 

1ST IRONMAN FRANCE NICE 2018

DO integrate one interval session once every 2 weeks at race pace. Build up from a 4 x 1km to a 4 x 2km. You can play with distances and intervals so that it doesn’t get too boring.

DO make sure you set up a recovery training after a interval training. Speed work requires extra energy, which stresses the muscles and joints a lot more. It is necessary to make sure you´re properly recovered from this before tackling the next big running session.

DO respect the weeks in your plan! Harder weeks and easy weeks. Your coach has given you a plan for a reason, so make sure you stick to it. There will be times when you feel like you could be doing more and pushing harder, but have patience and stick to the plan!

MELISSA HAUSCHILDT

(1st  Ironman 70.3 — 3rd  Ironman Asia Pacific)

DO lead into a full Ironman/marathon

I like to have at least 3 weeks where my long run (once a week) is 30-32km or 2hrs 15min. This will be done on Sunday morning after a long ride with brick run Saturday.

DO these long runs fasted and not consume any calories until the last 10km (if any at all). The pace of this run will just be easy/steady and run on tired legs with little fuel to teach my body to tap into my own fat stores for fuel and mimic the back end of the marathon.

DO plan recovery after each marathon or Ironman training. I will regularly sleep in or put on after sessions my Compressport recovery tights as well as eat well especially immediately after long and/or hard sessions.

KAISA SALI

(1st – Ironman Switzerland 2018)

DON’T try to run monster workouts which lead to tiredness and niggles and force you to recover for many days. It is a lot more important to keep up the consistency, which usually means running little and often instead of running long and only once a week or so.

DON’T over-pace your training sessions even though keeping your HR at your goal zone would force you to walk in the beginning of your training. Building the base by going slow is the key to becoming a fast and endure runner.

DON’T get too serious and forget to have fun! Marathon training can be very demanding both physically and mentally so it is hugely important to enjoy the process as much as possible. The beauty of the nature, the running buddies and the healthy tasty snacks after your workout are some good ways to make your training more enjoyable.

MICHAEL WARDIAN

(1st – 10 Marathons in 10 Days)

DON’T feel like you have to run the entire marathon distance in training.  Once you have done a few marathons it is nice to do some over distance runs past the marathon distance but when you still working up to the marathon distance it is not necessary to run the entire 42K or 26.2 miles but running around 38K would be great.

DON’T feel like you need to have everything worked out about the course.  If you have done the work and put in the training you can handle almost any course. It is helpful to know what you are up against but you don’t need to see every turn, hill and aid station.  If you are able to see the course terrific but it is not imperative. I would say for trail marathons it is nice to know the elevation profile and maybe have that and where the aid stations are handy so you can plan fueling, what you will need to carry, etc. but again, you can get it done with solid training and continuing to eat and drink.

DON’T worry if you have a few bad workouts during your marathon training. Everyone has bad workouts or days when things are not going great.  It is ok, you will be fine and if you are consistent and dedicated you will see improvements.  Running is a very pure sport if you do the work and put the time in you will start to see the results.

DON’T compare yourself to others. 

I know it is tempting to check Strava, Polar, Garmin, Suunto, Apple, etc. but the best thing I could say is that everyone reacts differently to the stresses of a marathon and needs to train in a unique way and what works for someone else might not work for you.  That is what is so cool about marathon training is that it is an experiment of one and you can change various inputs and see how they affect the results.


Running a marathon is a tough challenge but remains a lifetime-experience if achieved with and in the best conditions. Highs and lows will form part of your off-track preparation and on-the track participation. But if you make yours the above tips and tricks and equip yourself with the most innovative equipment you sure will achieve progress and more, before you take on your next race.

 

TOP 6 SPORTS WHERE COMPRESSION IN CUSTOM SPORTS APPAREL IS USEFUL

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1/ TRAIL RUNNING

The repetition of shocks in Trail Running causes a lot of stress for the muscles, joints and tendons and may impair the performance. Keeping your muscles compact and solid, the use of compression sleeves (for calves and thighs) absorbs these shocks (-33 % vibrations) leading to less muscle oscillations and therefore less traction on tendon and muscle itself. Consequently your performance will be enhanced and your recovery process improved.

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 2/ TRIATHLON

In any triathlon, T1 is the stage between the swim and the cycling ones. During this stage, triathletes switch from their swim custom sports apparel into their cycling gear. Triathletes may think that wearing compression gear make them waste time (few seconds), but the benefits of compression are worth it. On the one hand, compression’s aerodynamic properties provide an economy of 5 watts in cycling, i.e. you are able to save 1 min 30 sec on triathlon Ironman. On the other hand, the reduction of shocks during the run will ensure less traction on tendon and muscle itself and will help you finish your challenge and improve your performance.

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3/ CYCLING

Many pro tour cyclists like Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan or Thibaut Pinot use COMPRESSPORT compression sleeves to recover between stages during competitions as Le Tour de France. The Full Socks are mainly used during the travels to ensure a feeling of light legs before the race. The Full Leg appears to be the ultimate recovery weapon to recover after the race. It’ll prevent inflammations and also limit the delayed muscle onset soreness (DOMS) in cycling.

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4/ SWIMMING

One-day long competitions include multiple efforts – series and finals – often repeated in a short period of time (few hours). Swimming is largely concerned. You accumulate metabolic toxins (lactic acid) and your energy reserves decrease, causing the fatigue to appear earlier for subsequent performances. Improving the venous return, the compression triggers a series of actions: muscle blood flow and oxygenation (necessary to restore the energy reserves) are improved (+15%) and the metabolic waste removal is accelerated (-13 % of lactate). In summary, custom sports apparel that uses compression will help your body stay strong: pain will be reduced and subsequent performance will be improved.

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5/ RACKET SPORTS AND TRACK AND FIELD

Pressing on your skin and muscle, the compression activates some cutaneous and muscular receptors. The message goes up to your brain and you are able to feel better proprioceptive feedback, to feel better you body in the space. Consequently, your balance is improved which will help you for sprinting, jumping and changing directions as often requested in racket sports or track and field.

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6/ TEAM SPORTS SUCH AS RUGBY, HANDBALL, SOCCER AND VOLLEY

Proprioceptive feedback is also interesting for team sports that require sprint, jump and changes of direction. Moreover this kind of efforts induces many shocks and causes a lot of stress for the muscles, joints and tendons. In the worst case, these shocks can promote the emergence of tendonitis, shin splints or other injuries… Absorbing the vibrations the compression guarantees less muscle oscillations and therefore less traction on tendon and muscle itself. A study conducted on 1200 sportsmen shows a reduction of this kind of injuries by 29 %!

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RUN2GETHER… LIV2GETHER

If compression can help the community…

is all it takes for Compressport ® to come on board Run2Gether (R2G), a running club created by Austrian and Kenyan athletes and sport lovers and driven by a one and only philosophy: bringing people and cultures together to run and live 2gether. Compression apparel being supplied to the teams, round trips between Austria and Kenya and enduring long-distance races around Europe are made in total comfort with optimal performance.

Run, Share and Befriend…

…is R2G`s motto, driving passionate hobby runners from other countries to join in and accompany professional Kenyan athletes in their preparation phases before running competitions: professional coaching, healthy nutrition, and appropriate sports apparel. Interactions extend far beyond the sport issue when inter-cultural and human relations build up. Austria and Kenya may be 5,733 kilometres apart by plane but in the name of sport gaps can be bridged. R2G sets the example!

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Running for a cause

… helps mend the lives of many as Kenyan athletes compete to win for a living – for them and for their families. After each win, part of the gain goes to the club who then funds educative, social and sport projects in Kiambogo, a small village situated in the Rift Valley, where R2G has implemented its sports & recreation centre.

Javier Gomez Noya joins the COMPRESSPORT® Team

Olympic Silver Medalist and 4-Times ITU Triathlon World Champion Javier Gomez Noya joins the COMPRESSPORT® Team
COMPRESSPORT® is proud to announce the signing of 2012 Olympic silver medalist and recent Ironman 70.3 World Champion Javier Gomez Noya.
The Spanish triathlon star will showcase the revolutionary compression brand.
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An unparalleled career:
Gomez Noya, 31, is a 4-Times ITU Triathlon, and has been ranked among the top three short course triathlete in the World for close to a decade. A model of consistency, he has made every spanish Olympic and World Championships team since 2008. Regarded as one of the most talented athlete ever to compete in the sport of triathlon, Javier Gomez Noya has accumulated one of the best records ever achieved: Javier is 4 times and current ITU World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist in London 2012, three times ITU European Champion, X.-Terra World Champion, ITU Half distance European Champion, and Ironman 70.3 World Champion. All this among other results such as 14 ITU World Cup and 6 World Series wins.
The Olympics in sight:
Javier Gomez Noya will start his 2015 season with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in sight. The 2015 World Triathlon Series opens at Abu Dhabi in March to finish in September at Chicago. The focus on achieving his challenging dream of becoming Olympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Why Javier has chosen COMPRESSPORT®?
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“I had the opportunity to see and test the products at Kona last October and loved them. I use the Pro Racing Socks for training and racing on half iron events. They are really light, easy and fast to put on and come with a nice design. I use the Full Socks for recovery and long travels. They are anti-swelling, remove the fatigue from my legs and make long flights more comfortable”.
Welcome to Javier in the COMPRESSPORT® family!