One of IRONMAN’s All Time Fastest Swimmers & Medical Doctor Joins the Rudy Project Family
Denver, CO – Professional triathlete and licensed medical doctor Amanda Stevens has signed with Rudy Project after finding the Wingspan Aero / TT helmet to be the fastest during wind-tunnel testing.
“When we went out to the A2 wind tunnel in North Carolina, we were purely just looking at aerodynamics for Kona conditions. I didn’t have a helmet sponsor at all, so we figured this would be a good chance to try a number of different Time Trial lids,” said Stevens. “The Rudy Project Wingspan tested above and beyond in all areas: aerodynamics, cooling and comfort. I instantly knew that it would be the helmet of choice for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, so we reached out to Rudy Project.”
Stevens contacted Rudy Project and was immediately signed by Director of Sports Marketing, Chris Lupo. “We have a number of athletes approach us every day for sponsorship opportunities, but I was blown away when I got this call,” related Lupo. “Amanda Stevens is a world-class athlete, and it’s an honor to bring her on board with Rudy Project’s award winning helmets & sunglasses. Her training and commitment to push herself as an athlete is extraordinary, and we’re all looking forward to seeing her race Kona and to show the world what she can do with the power of Rudy Project backing her.”
Shortly after signing, Stevens raced the Ironman Boulder 70.3 in her new Rudy Project Wingspan Aero helmet & sunglasses and shattered her previous bike split record. “At 2:17:45, it was my fastest ever,” related Stevens. “I know I’ll do well with this helmet, and I was happy the sunglasses came along with it!” On August 18th, Stevens raced for the second time in her new Rudy gear and took 2nd place at IRONMAN Timberman 70.3.
Now, Amanda has been named as one of the top 20 Women Kona Pro Racers for this year’s IRONMAN World Championships and is a serious threat for all her competitors.
The Wingspan Aero / TT Helmet that Amanda races in has won numerous awards, including ‘Best Aero Helmet’ in Triathlete Magazine’s 2012 Buyer’s Guide. It’s also been the #1 most worn Aero helmet for two years running at the IRONMAN World Championships. The Wingspan is amazingly lightweight, easy to put on during transitions and fully adjustable with one hand for on-the-fly fitting.
Amanda Stevens is a licensed Medical Doctor and is seeking to pursue a career in sports medicine. In her spare time, she acts as a motivational speaker for Girls on the Run: a non-profit, nationwide program educating and preparing 3 – 8th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
To see the whole gallery of images from Amanda’s testing at the A2 Wind Tunnel in North Carolina and the various helmets & other gear she tested, check out the SlowTwitch article: Amanda Stevens Tunnel Time.
Running and Cycling Enterprises (“RACE”) is a distributor of award-winning, high quality products for triathletes, cyclists, runners and other athletes who demand functional products that allow them to compete and train more effectively. RACE currently distributes Rudy Project in North America and the Caribbean. For more info, visit: http://www.runningandcyclingenterprises.com
About Rudy Project
Rudy Project designs and manufactures hi-tech sunglasses, digital prescriptions/Rxes, helmets, goggles and gear by applying the most advanced science and technology. Designed and crafted in Italy since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier brand throughout North America. Rudy Project has won Outside Magazine’s prestigious “Gear of the Year” Award, twice, for its cutting edge frame and lens technologies. Rudy helmets were recognized as the #1, most worn TT brand at the 2011 and 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI and the Wingspan time trial helmet was selected as Triathlete Magazine’s “Best Aero Helmet” in its 2012 “Buyer’s Guide.” Of late, Rudy Project has prided itself for providing the absolute best prescription eyewear for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. What sets Rudy Project apart is unparalleled customer service standards, cutting edge products and technological innovations, and proprietary, award winning lens technologies including ImpactX™, Polar3FX™ and RPOptics™. Rudy Project offers a Lifetime Replacement Lens Guarantee and an industry leading 3 year frame warranty. Learn more about Rudy Project at www.e-rudy.com