4/29/09

SUUNTO is timing ITU World Championship Series

TRI WORLD CUP SERIES LIVE ON TV and as WEBCAST!

The Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series (WCS) is set to kick off on May 2, 2009 in Tongyeong, South Korea and Suunto will be there as global official timing and data partner.

Suunto's leading-edge technology will be integrated into the WCS events and TVcoverage. High performance data collected by Suunto from competing athletes will be displayed on screen as the race progresses. Real time heart rate, speed and distance as well as GPS tracking information made possible by Suunto "will significantly enhance our television viewer's experience," according to WCS Managing Director Paul Coleman.


Suunto's Foot, Bike and GPS PODs coupled with a t6c training watch via disturbance free transmission technology, ensures that data collected has an extremely high level of accuracy. Among the favourites taking part in the eight-race series are Suunto Ambassadors Jan Frodeno (GER) and Emma Snowsill (AUS) who are both the reigning Olympic champions. Current world champion Javier Gomez of Spain is also aiming for the title, as is 2008 world champion Daniel Unger (GER). Other Suunto Ambassadors with a good chance of success include American Matt Reed, 2004 Olympic champion Kate Allen (AUT) and British sensation Helen Jenkins (née Tucker). The elite women start their race at Friday night at 1:10 AM EST (2:10 pm local time on Saturday May 2), followed by the men a day later (Saturday night 1:10 AM EST. You can watch the event live on UNIVERSAL, and for those unable to watch on TV, there will be a live internet streaming service available. For the first time ever, fans will also have access to high quality, on demand race replays and highlights. Visit http://www.triathlon.org/worldchampionshipseries/ for more information.

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