2015 was such a big year for us, we had to split our Year in Review in two! If you missed last week, be sure to click here to check out Part 1 of the biggest Rudy Project product news, athlete stories, and social media photos of the year! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if you haven’t already, and get ready to jump back in time and relive 2015. Happy New Year!
Rudy Project News:
Rudy Project Celebrates 30 Years!
2015 marked the 30th Anniversary for Rudy Project! Pictured above is our lead designer, David Michaud, along with the legend behind the most technically cool gear in the world, Rudy Barbazza. Rudy also celebrated his 80th birthday this year! You can view a gallery of photos from the 30th Anniversary Party in Venice, Italy here:
The Next Generation of Unbreakable Lenses
After years of laboratory research and field tests with professional athletes, Rudy Project, world renowned Italian designers of performance eyewear, launched the latest advancement in technical lenses: ImpactX-2. This new generation of the award-winning Rudy Project ImpactX lens has been updated with cutting-edge photochromic particles which provide faster color transition and extremely enhanced contrast via a newly designed HDR filter, all within a an absolutely unbreakable lens that can transition from clear to multiple colors. Read the full release here: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/press/?p=3897
Rudy Project Releases 2016 Tralyx™
Shield Sunglass Family
Learn all about this technologically advanced shield sunglass family by clicking here: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/press/?p=6788
“Definition-enhancing optics, full adjustability, and a lightweight design, this sunglass delivered the most performance of all sunglasses in this test.”
See why the Rudy Project Ergomask was named ‘Best in Class’ by Gear Institute for 2015 Performance Sunglasses: http://www.gearinstitute.com/running/item/rudy-project-ergomask
Peeling Back the Onion:
A Rudy Project Investigative Report
Triple Threat Triathlon tapped elite athletes from a handful of US-based national teams to peel back the onion, getting to the core of what people in the crazy sport of triathlon love about Rudy Project. Check it out in The Rudy Editorial:
Synform: Unfold Your Vision
2015 was a big year for new releases! Built upon 3 years of development with professional athletes and mechanical engineers, the Synform™ is a one of a kind, completely foldable performance sunglass. Read more here:
Aero Geeks Review the Wing57
“This is a helmet that will go the distance with you no matter what the conditions.” See what else AeroGeeks has to say about the Rudy Project Wing57 helmet in this awesome review.
2 Rudy’s Together!?
That’s right! Sean Astin, better known as the star of Rudy, Lord of the Rings, and The Goonies, partnered with Rudy Project to support his IRONMAN World Championship race & inspire others with his global #Run3rd campaign. Read all about it here:
Starting a Family While Going for Olympic Gold
The choice between pursuing a family and pursuing a sport is an internal debate Rudy Project athlete and World Champion Nordic Skier, Kikkan Randall, is all too familiar with. Her article in the Rudy Editorial highlights Kikkan’s decision to become a mom while continuing to pursue her dream of Olympic gold:
Potts Claims the Coeur d’Alene Crown
Andy Potts returned to IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene to claim his third title there, and sixth IRONMAN title of his career! Shout out to Pedro Gomes and Matt Russell who finished in 7th and 8th respectively. Rudy Project also dominated on the women’s side with Amanda Stevens in 2nd, Kim Schwabenbauer in 3rd, Amber Ferreira in 4th, and Katy Blakemore in 5th. Read the race recap here:
Team TIBCO-SVB Stamps Success on 2015 Season
— Team TIBCO-SVB (@teamTIBCO) January 8, 2016
Congrats to the ladies of Team TIBCO-SVB! 2015 was their best season yet with 81 podiums in six countries and three athletes in World Championships! Read more here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ae307d92e56de21d699eaa4ee&id=a9b53fc796
Kessler Crushes Arizona
Some strong finishes by Rudy Project women at IRONMAN Arizona this weekend! Congrats to Meredith Kessler for taking the WIN with the fastest IRONMAN finish of 2015, and Amanda Stevens for snagging 2nd! Read more via Slowtwitch: http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/Sanders_goes_sub_8_in_Arizona_5482.html
Jessie Diggins Makes History at the
2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
A photo posted by Jessie Diggins (@jessiediggins) on
“I still cannot believe that this is happening, it feels like it is still sinking in,” Diggins said. “It’s just taken so many people to get us here. It took an amazing team of people here at the World Championships, testing so hard to make us have such fast skis, and this team of girls that we have been traveling around the world with. I feel like the podium doesn’t just belong to us, it’s like skiing in the United States that’s there on the podium today. It’s just this unreal thing, and I’m so happy.”
Top Posts From Our Social Media:
From across the vast internet to right in our own back yard, here are some of the coolest photos, videos & stories that have been shared with us lately. Most of them, sent to us from people just like you, Rudy Project fans! Take a moment if you haven’t already, and connect with us on social media – keep sending us your photos, videos & stories – we’ll be sure to share them with the world!
Rockin’ @rudyprojectna on and off the bike. Love their causal shades. Message me for a discount code @jordanrosenphotography #rudyproject #sanfrancisco A photo posted by Chris Baird (@grizzlybaird07) on
Credit: Jordan Rosen Photography