TUCSON, AZ (January 20, 2014) – TriSports.com is excited to announce the continued sponsorship of Leanda Cave, 2012 Ironman World Champion, through 2015. Leanda Cave has been a part of Team TriSports since 2008, making her one of the longest-standing members of the sponsored team. Cave is the epitome of pro athletes, always supporting TriSports.com, and all of her sponsors, in an extremely professional manner. Age group athletes love her down-to-earth, friendly personality, and she always has time for a photo or an autograph. Debbie Claggett, Vice President and Sponsorship Coordinator for TriSports.com, shares her thoughts, “Leanda has always represented us to the best of her ability, and we are thrilled that she has signed on for another two years. Our customers love how casual she is when she shows up in store…she’s just like you and me, only faster (a lot faster)! Leanda’s friendly attitude and support of her sponsors really stands out in this competitive marketplace.” Team TriSports is made up of approximately 35 athletes, with another 70 on the Champions team, and selections were just made for the 2015 team. Team TriSports favors the age-group athlete with only a few pros on the roster, and the team members love sharing billing with the World Champ. “TriSports.com has seen me through the best years of my triathlon career and I am excited that their support will continue through 2015,” Leanda Cave shared, “From humble beginnings as an online retailer, TriSports.com was a tiny industrial space in the backstreets of Tucson. As their online presence grew, so, too, did their store, which is now a landmark building that provides the latest products and the most current information and advice regarding training and triathlon trends. TriSports.com has weathered the storm of the recent economic uncertainty and has risen to a new level of success. The dedicated owners, Debbie and Seton Claggett, continue to have their pulse on the triathlon market and work closely with their team to deliver the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. I am proud to be part of Team TriSports and to represent what they stand for.” For more information on the teams, please visit the sponsorship website.
TriSports.com is an industry leader in triathlon, swim, bike and run retail, starting out of the home of Seton and Debbie Claggett in April 2000. Eleven years and two moves later, TriSports.com occupies 32,000 square feet of retail, warehouse and office space with 30+ employees. TriSports.com is more than just a retail presence, however; the company is also very involved with growing the sport through partnerships with races, clubs, teams and other endeavors, like being a founding member of Triathlon Business International, as well as being actively involved in the local Arizona community. Most recently, TriSports.com CEO Seton Claggett was recognized by Inside Triathlon as one of 2013’s 10 Most Influential People in Triathlon. TriSports.com has also been recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work (2009 & 2010), by Triathlete Magazine as one of Triathlete’s Best Places to Work (2010), as one of the top 100 bike shops in the US by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (2010 & 2011), as a top 10 triathlon store by Triathlon America (2011, 2012 & 2013), by Comerica Bank as one of Arizona’s 50 Companies to Watch (October 2008), as one of BizAZ’s Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 (June 2008), by Wells Fargo with their Copper Cactus Award for Business Growth (October 2005) and as Arizona’s Greenest Workplace by Mrs. Green’s World (October 2011). Learn more about TriSports.com online at www.trisports.com/info.html.
About Leanda Cave
Leanda Cave has been racing triathlon since 1994. She began the sport at the Olympic distance and gradually made her way to dominating long course triathlon. In 2001 Cave became European Under-23 champion. A year later she would break through at the international level as she won the silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. She won another silver medal at the European Championships, then had greater success when she took the gold and the World title in Cancún, Mexico in November 2002. In 2002 she was nominated for the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year Award, a feat that she repeated in 2012.
In 2007 Cave went on to win her second world title at the ITU Long Distance World Championships in France. From this point forward Leanda won numerous long course races around the world, including: Escape from Alcatraz (4X), Florida 70.3 (3X), Miami 70.3 (3X), Wildflower Long Distance Triathlon, Ironman Arizona and, in 2012, IM 70.3 World Championships and IM World Championships. Leanda is the only female triathlete in history to accomplish both feats in a single year.
Leanda was born in England, moved to Australia when she was only 4 and eventually moved back to the UK where she chose to represent Wales in triathlon. In 2008 Cave moved to Tucson, Arizona where she currently lives and trains when she’s not racing. Over the past 2 seasons Cave has spent time training in Boulder, Colorado for several weeks each summer.