Zeal Optics Sponsors Triathlete Simon Lessing
Zeal Optics announces the sponsorship of five-time World Triathlon Champion, Simon Lessing.
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Lessing, of Boulder, Colorado, will race in Zeal Optics’ performance eyewear at the Wildflower Triathlon on May 7th. Simon is the defending Champion and plans to race in Zeal’s Jetstream sport performance model.
As an avid sponsor of athletes who participate in triathlons, X-Terra events, snow, air and water sports, Zeal is pleased to sign Lessing as the latest in a long line of extremely talented individuals. Co-founder, Michael Jackson enthuses, â€œWe are extremely excited to have Simon join our team as we aggressively focus more on the triathlon market where we are very devoted fans and participants.â€ Zeal Optics has been the â€œOfficial Eyewear of the Escape From Alcatrazâ€ triathlon for three years and has supported many X-terra athletes since the inception of Zeal and the X-terra race series.
Lessing is equally pleased to announce his new partnership with Zeal Optics. â€œEyewear is so personal and Zeal really pinpoints what I want and need in a performance sunglass. It’s as if the Jetstream was designed specifically for meâ€”it’s incredibly light and offers exceptional clarity. I’m thrilled to be a Zeal representative.â€
Lessing competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He took ninth place with a total time of 1:49:24.32. He qualified for 2005 Hawaii Ironman World Championships, by taking 4th place at the 2005 Ironman Canada in Penticton, B.C., in a time of 8:43:13. In 2005 he set a new half-Ironman course record at the famous Wildflower triathlon.
Zeal Optics Sponsored Athletes:
X-Terra- Jamie Whitmore (World Champion), Justin Brown (Top American)
MTB- Jimena Florit, Fionn Griffith (two-time silver medalist), Team Vello Bella
ADVENTURE RACING- Team Silly Rabbits
KITEBOARDING- Daphnee Laliberte, Dimitri Marmenides
SKIING- Kent Kreitler, Jessica Sobolowski, Diann Roffe
SNOWBOARD- Chad Otterstrom, Yulin Wu
IDITAROD- Rachel Scdoris (First blind women to ever finish)
Zeal Optics, named after the zeal in which life should be lived, is a company founded by athletes. Sponsoring over 300+ athletes worldwide, the state-of-the-art designs, attention to detail, an Rx lens program and a lifetime warranty are testaments to Zeal’s dedication to providing the finest quality product. Zeal â€“ true innovation, quality and value! For more information, visit www.zealoptics.com or call 435.259.6970.