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GET TO KNOW PAU CAPELL, SPANISH ULTRA TRAIL RUNNER

1. Hi Pau. You are a new trail runner in the Compressport family. Can you let us know a bit more about you (your sport background…) and how has been your 2014 season?

I am young and I started to race sky and ultra trail only 2 years ago. In 2013 I race 2 ultra trail and finished 2nd and 3rd respectively at Menorca and Collserola. Also I compete in shorter distances in order to run more and get more experience. In 2014, I focused on ultra trail, competing in the Catalunya Championship which I won thanks to 3 victories and a 3rd place.

I also competed and finished 2nd of  Ultra Trail de Menorca (186km) and won Ultra Trail la Garrotxa. To prepare this Championship, I raced on shorter distance including MTBCN (Barcelona trail Marathon). I won each of those short races. 2014 has been great in terms of results. At the beginning of the season I just wanted to gain experience and had no real objectives. The sport is my passion and I love it, I think that is the reason why I had such a great season!

2. Why did you chose Compressport as racing and recovery gear partner? What benefits do you take from using Compressport products?

Compressport is a brand with a large range of products for all kind of sports to be used in training, during the race or for recovery. Compression is very important and efficient for the one racing with it. Indeed, the design of the product is very nice.

3. What Compressport products do you use in training/racing and recovery? Why?

I love Full Legs for recovery. They are very efficient and helps recovering better by improving blood circulation. In training, I use different products depending on the distance I have to do. I use R2 for short distances and Full Socks for long ones. I enjoy running with the Trail short which fits really well and gets the right compression around the quadriceps.

4. 2014 has been a good season for you. What are your objectives in 2015? What races do you plan on racing?

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In 2015, I want to run with the best athletes in the world in order to learn from them. I will race Transgrancanaria Advanced, Ultra Mallorca, and Ultra Sierra Nevada. I will also compete in the Skyrunner Ultra Series including Transvulcania, Ultra de Somiedo and Ultra Pirineu. I will race CCC. The place is fantastic and ideal to live a unique experience. The distance and the landscape will offer unforgettable moments. My goals are a bit ambitious and to reach them I will go step by step, race after race. The most important thing is to enjoy each race and be proud of me at the end of the season.

5. How do you feel you participation to CCC this year ? (recognition of the race, preparation)… You will race CCC in August. How will you prepare for this race? Do you plan on going to Chamonix before the race to train on the course?

Yes. To prepare the race properly, I will do some training sessions on the race course, the last one during race week. My objective on CCC is to run each kilometer like if it was the last one and be able to finish with a smile on my face. I always do my best, but if I could make a top3, it would be really great.

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6. You are young, but you race a lot. What are your best and worst memories in trail running (racing or training)?

The best memories I have in trail running is at Ultra Trail Menorca (186km). 22 hours of real suffering mixed with excitement and passion made it an incredible experience. The worst memories was at the last race of the Cataluña Championship. If I could not finish, I could not win  the championship. During the race I got lost whereas I was running ahead. I was mentally completely blocked. I could find the right way to the finish line, but the fact to get lost, with no idea where I had to go, caused me a lot of stress.

Thank you Pau Capell for your time, we look forward to see you on podiums this year again ! 

3 SCIENTIFIC FACTS ABOUT COMPRESSPORT COMPRESSION

Compression Clothing Scientific Facts

1/ MULTIGRADUAL COMPRESSION: WE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EFFORT AND RECOVERY!

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Recovery: COMPRESSPORT® for recovery is properly designed to improve the venous return and the muscle oxygenation. For that purpose the COMPRESSPORT® Full Socks apply a degressive gradient from bottom to top. Indeed pressing more at the ankle, the Full Socks force the blood toward the heart (like a pressure applied at the bottom of a tube of toothpaste causing the past to rise outside the tube)! In consequence the oxygenation is improved by 25%!

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Effort: Contrary to the competitors COMPRESSPORT® for the effort is not engineered to improve the venous return… Indeed when the calf muscles are contracted they press sufficiently on the veins to optimize the venous return… The real objective for COMPRESSPORT® is to maximize the muscular vibrations reduction! Therefore the COMPRESSPORT®  R2 and Shorts focus on the active muscles mass and reduce the vibrations until 33 %!

2/ COMPRESSION, NOT CONTENTION! 

COMPRESSPORT® is working on compression products and not on medical support stockings (contention). The difference between both is based on the elasticity… This product development based on high elasticity provides an unequal freedom of movement and an excellent comfort! The COMPRESSPORT® R2 fit perfectly the muscle variations especially in up-hill or during efforts involving sprints, jumps or direction changes.

3/ SEAMLESS COMPRESSION: MAKE THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE SWISS QUALITY…

            Contrary to the competitors COMPRESSPORT®  is developed using unique Seamless Technology! The seamless is obtained with a specific machine working at 360° while seam is obtain with a 180° one. COMPRESSPORT® sincerely believes in the seamless and has decided to invest a lot for three main reasons :

  1. Firstly, the Seamless Technology is the only way to perfectly control the compression certifying the incomparable efficiency of the COMPRESSPORT® products (+25 % oxygenation, -33 % vibrations…)!
  2. Secondly, the seamless Technology ensures more comfort compared with the use of uncomfortable seams…
  3. Then, the Seamless Technology prevents fraying and provides durability, a perfect fit and improved performances!

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Compressport Triathlon Shirt

If you’ve always wanted a comfortable and controlling racing shirt that stays dry, in place and doesn’t irritate, pleasant to wear whatever the outside temperature and helps you breathe better…Then look no further, COMPRESSPORT® has engineered it for you! And just like all the COMPRESSPORT® products, the TRIATHLON SHIRT has been designed, tested and produced, not only to be comfortable and pleasant to wear but also to allow athletes to be at the top of their performance!

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Pleasant to wear : 

For optimum comfort, the microfibre body of the TRIATHLON SHIRT is seamless, lightweight and very soft. Away with irritation and rubbing in sensitive areas. Its V-neck fits all sizes thereby preventing any discomfort around the neck.

Optimum thermoregulation : 

Its one-of-a-kind weave enhances air circulation giving rise to an optimum outside/inside balance. Therefore the body is always at the same temperature with no sudden surges or drops. Genuine protection in winter from the cold and in summer from the heat – it will become your second skin.

Always dry ! 

The water-repellent fibre evacuates perspiration without absorbing it even when excessive. No more uncomfortable heavy, damp clothing that irritates and doesn’t dry.

And always fresh!

The targeted fabric-mesh layout allows for ventilation of special zones contributing to accelerated refreshing of the body and guaranteed accelerated evacuation of damp. The mesh structure on the shoulders evacuates body heat and perspiration meaning you stay dry regardless of the outside temperature and the intensity and duration of effort.

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Special bacteriostatic and anti-odour fibre

The special fibre ensures effective protection from bacteria and naturally prevents unpleasant odors and irritations from developing. The efficacy remains even after several washes.

OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® 2015

From April 3rd to 13th, COMPRESSPORT® will be the Official supplier of the 30th SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® to provide clothing and compression socks.

Compressport Official Supplier of Sultan Marathon des Sables

30 years of adventure and solidarity

SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® is a mythical footrace in the heart of the Southern Moroccan Sahara. Since the first edition in 1986, more than 13.000 competitors (runners or walkers) went through this extreme challenge.

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250km of racing, 6 self-sufficiency stages under exceptionally difficult and unpredictable weather conditions, breathtaking scenery and a unique human and sporting adventure made SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® one of the most famous races in the world, part of the Ultra Trail World Tour.

Special “Limited Edition” line for SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® 2015

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The 1.400 competitors of the 30th SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® will go through extreme conditions with high heat, winds, dunes… They need the best products to prevent muscle fatigue and risk of injury. COMPRESSPORT® has developed a special line of clothing and compression socks to help SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® competitors run and reach their potential quickly. The line is made from exclusive thermo-regulating fibers adapted to the extreme conditions of the desert.

A dynamic and innovative R&D team, a rigorous, ongoing quality control in terms of products and technology help to provide participants in SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES® with the best compression products for the unique conditions of this endurance run.
The special MDS® line will be available at COMPRESSPORT® retailers and from the online MARATHON DES SABLES® shop.

SKYRUNNING CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS KICKS OFF IN ASIA

Skyrunning Continental Championship

The first race of the 2015 season started at Sai Kung, Hong-Kong.The new scoring system allows the athlete to run Continental Championship events which will count in the final ranking.

 

Compressport athletes Elisa Desco, Marco De Gasperi and Martin Gaffuri were on the start line of the technical and challenging Skyrunning event 28km, 1945m D+.

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Marco De Gasperi took a good start but made a mistake and went on a wrong path. Once back on the right way, he was third and kept this place until the end. “I regret my mistake, but really love this tough and challenging race.”

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French Martin Gaffuri took a good 7th place.

Elisa Desco ran well and stayed with another competitor most of the race. At km22, only 10 seconds separated the two runners. Elisa made a surge on the last kilometers and won the race by only 42” ahead of her runner-up.

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Compressport is proud to be an official Partner of the International Skyrunning Federation and Skyrunning World Series this year. Hong-Kong Compressport distributor was also present on-site. Supported by Elisa Desco and Marco De Gasperi, and the great organization of the event, the expo has been a success.

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!

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!