For another year, 3T continues its fruitful partnership with
pro triathlon teamTBB.
teamTBB had an outstanding season in 2012, with numerous podiums in both hemispheres. Caroline Steffen was the most prominent, successfully defending her European Championship at IM Frankfurt, and winning the ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Championship, for the second time, in Spain. She was second at the world IM championship in Kona after a thrilling duel with eventual winner Leanda Cave.
Her team-mate Mary Beth Ellis was 5th at Kona and had great success in her homeland, winning the inaugural Ironman US Championship in New York City. First victory of 2013 went to new TBB recruit Jodie Swallow (GBR), who won IM 70.3 South Africa for the third year running.
TBB, owned and managed by Alex Bok, comprises 30 athletes of 15 nationalities and is committed to social programs for young people in countries as diverse as Brazil, the Philippines, and Thailand. It's the world's most winning triathlon team, with major race wins including 5 World Championships (ITU Long Distance 2007, 2010, 2012, IM Hawaii 2007 and 2008); 2nd place IM Hawaii 2010; 44 Ironman wins ; 25 Ironman 70.3 wins; 14 Challenge wins; and 77 other international wins. (Correct at 22/1/13)
Daniel Fontana (ARG/ITA) is a long-distance triathlete who represented Italy at the 2004 and 2008 Olympiads. In 2011 he won Ironman 70.3 Pucón (Chile) and the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Italy held in Pescara, and stepped up to the full Ironman distance. In 2012 he again won IM 70.3 Italy, along with several other podium places. He made a good start to 2013, just missing a second win at Ironman 70.3 Pucón.
3T also sponsors 5-times Ironman champion Luke McKenzie (AUS), who placed 9th at the 2011 Kona World Championship. Outright wins include Ironman Brazil and Ironman China in 2010.
We also support Mike Aigroz, a member of Switzerland's national triathlon team since 1996. Geneva-based Mike had his best-ever senior result in the 2011 Kona Ironman, finishing 6th. In 2012 his top result was 3rd at Challenge Roth in July.
Claudio Clarindo is an ultra-endurance Brazilian cyclist who in 2012 completed the Race Across America (RAAM) for the fourth time. He has taken part in more than 80 triathlons and is the holder of the South American 24-hour distance record.