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Team Timex

Triathlon, USA

DISCIPLINE: Triathlon

HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee, WI

Every year 50 athletes are selected to represent Timex Multisport, each one contributing in their own special way. Whether it’s a World Championship Title, an age-group podium, or making a difference in their community and impacting the sport in a positive way for generations to come, one thing is for sure — the athletes of the Timex Multisport Team are the best at what they do and they are the reason we are the longest running triathlon team around.

WHAT Team TIMEx RIDES

SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6800

 

Multi time USAT Master Athlete of the Year Chris Thomas on Power:

Favorite Power Workout: “My favorite workout is 5 x 5mins on 5’ recoveries. I can get my head around them as it’s not too long and really push my efforts, then recover and do it again.”

What’s On his cyclo-computer: In order: Watts, Normalized Power, Heart Rate, Cadence, Ride Time, MPH, AVG Watts, Max Watts “I triangulate my effort while racing using power, heart rate, and perceived exertion. Then I like to watch cadence to make sure I’m not mashing too big of a gear. I like to look at ride time so I can track my calorie and salt intake while racing. MPH and max watts are just for fun. AVG watts vs Norm helps me make sure my variability index is proper.”

On Racing With Stages: “Every time I race I feel that Stages is crucial. I raced Kona in 2013 without it and I totally overcooked the first 1/2 of the bike. It’s all about the numbers. It allows me to hold back properly at the beginning and to stay on it in the middle and later sections of a race.”

  EXPLORE ULTEGRA 6800

TEAM TIMEX BY THE NUMBERS

  • 52 athletes
  • 29 Men/ 23 Women (9 Pros – 43 Age Groupers)
  • 22 coaches (coaching 749 athletes)
  • International reach – 2 German, 4 Canadian, 1 Mexican, 1 Filipino, and 1 Swedish athlete
  • Races completed: 413
  • 30% win percentage
  • 72% Top-5 results

2015

1st  – 70.3. Pucon Chile, Richie Cunningham

3rd – 70.3 Puerto Rico, Jackie Hering

2nd – 70.3 St. Croix, Richie Cunningham

2nd – 70.3 Chattanooga, Jackie Hering

3rd –  70.3 Chattanooga, Kelly Fillnow

2nd – Ironman France, Lisa Roberts

3rd – Ironman Mont Treblant, Lisa Roberts

2nd – Ironman Chattanooga, Lisa Roberts

 

2014

2nd – 70.3 Aukland, Richie Cunningham

2nd – Ironman Cabo, Lisa Roberts

1st – 70.3 Texas, Richie Cunningham

3rd – Wildflower, Matt Russell

2nd – Ironman Texas, Matt Russell

3rd – Kansas 70.3, Joe Umphenour

3rd – Ironman France, Lisa Roberts

3rd – Ironman Lake Placid, Lisa Roberts

2nd – Ironman Boulder, Richie Cunningham

3rd – Ironman Boulder, Christine Hammond

1st  – USAT Nats (AG & Masters), Suzanne Davis

1st – USAT Nats (AG & Masters), Chris Thomas

2nd – Ironman Lousiville, Jackie Arendt

1st – ITU World Championships Sprint (35-39), Cindi Bannick

1st – Ironman Wisconsin, Daniel Bretscher

1st – 70.3 Muskoka, Richie Cunningham

2nd – Ironman Chattanooga, Daniel Bretscher

1st – KONA (F55-59), Ellen Hart

1st – KONA (M18-24), Pierre-Marc Doyan

2nd – 70.3 Miami, Richie Cunningham

 

Team Rider Chris Thomas

(Multiple Time USAT Masters Athlete Of The Year)

PRE-RACE RITUAL: Lit candles and some voodoo… but mostly just feet up with some Skins compression on.
WORKOUT PLAYLIST: 90’s pop channel on Spotify.
TIMEX TEAM MOTTO: It’s not a team, it’s a family!
BEST THING ABOUT RACING: It’s the culmination of so much training – when the race goes as planned, it’s a beautiful thing.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Watching old Ironman Kona DVDs over, and over, and over…
MOST EMBARRASSING TEAM TIMEX MOMENT: We had an 80’s themed 5k at Team Camp a number of years ago. There were a few that took the costume part very serious and a few butt cheeks hopping out of Borat type outfits – This was a the New York Giant’s training facility in New Jersey… They were a bit shocked.
WHAT YOU DO IN THE OFF SEASON: Pre-season heckling of the rookies.
TEAM MASCOT: Samantha Mazer and her bacon outfit.

Website: www.timexteam.com

Twitter: @teamtimex

Instagram: @timexteam

Facebook: facebook.com/TimexSports