Triumphant start to the season for ECCO ambassador and Danish Ironman triathlete, Michelle Vesterby, as she takes third place on the podium at the Abu Dhabi Triathlon.
Under the warm Arabian sun on Saturday 2 March, more than 2,000 athletes took part in the demanding course, all competing for a place on the podium in the sport’s richest prize event.
With the world’s best competing, it was never going to be easy, but it was clear the Danish athlete was looking forward to getting back into racing after the long winter break.
“It was an extremely tough event and I am so proud of my result; 2013 has started out in the best possible way. I finished strongly with my fastest ever run time, for which I have to thank my BIOM EVO RACERs,” Michelle Vesterby says. “We congratulate Michelle on an excellent start to the new season and we are really excited about what 2013 has in store for her. We feel sure that Michelle has a bright future in triathlon and ECCO looks forward to supporting her along her journey,” says Matthias Schwarte, Marketing Manager, ECCO Sport.
3 km Swim: 0:38:19
200 km Cycle: 5:21:06
20 km Run: 1:22:27
Michelle became a brand ambassador in 2011, attempting to follow in the footsteps of Rasmus Henning, ECCO’s former brand ambassador. Last year she won the Lanzarote Ironman and came in second at Ironman 70.3 Haugesund.
ECCO started sponsoring Michelle when she was semi-pro as her will to, not only compete but to win, showed real potential. She went fully professional in 2012. Michelle has a big future ahead of her and is a great ambassador for ECCO both during and away from competitions.
Michelle was racing in the BIOM EVO RACER, a shoe she premiered at Ironman Kona in October 2012.Streamlined to a featherweight 180 grams (women’s textile size 37), with a second skin fit for greater comfort and breathability, the ECCO BIOM EVO RACER is ECCO’s most advanced NATURAL MOTION shoe available and is a leap forward in their innovative BIOM NATURAL MOTION Technology.