We just love Smashfest Queen here in the UK. They are one of the few that have addressed our female triathlete facebook and forum posts for new, exciting and colourful triathlon gear. Up until now, it was a sea of black out there, now we can choose from a japanese inspired sunrise in beautiful pinks, or brightly coloured diamonds and chevrons that command attention. Kit Radar have searched the globe for funky beautiful female triathlon and Smashfest Queen certainly fit the bill.
Below is more information about the garments, colours and sizing.
Diamonds, much like our own mental and physical fortitude, are forged under pressure. We set up challenges for ourselves in training to practice meeting pain and weakness head-on, powering through them to emerge tougher and stronger athletes come race day. Likewise, we seek out races that will test our limits, knowing that when we reach the finish line, we become stronger, more empowered people in life..
Sakura Sun was inspired by one of SMASH Co-Founder Hillary's favorite ironman experiences. She was fortunate enough to celebrate her 36th ironman in the final running (though no one knew it at the time) of Ironman Japan on Fukue Island, Nagasaki. Though the race exists today, it is in a different location. Hillary's first trip to Japan and visit to this lush green island, staying with a local family amidst the rice paddies, ranks as one of her all-time favorite "life experiences," thanks to a career in ironman. She says that although Ironman Japan was actually one of her "worst races," it is these unique cultural experiences that have stuck with her over the years, and for which she is most grateful.
Now for the technical bit, the gear
Who's behind the great invention?
Triathlon, cycling, running and casual apparel by ironwomen and dear friends. Meet our founders, Hillary and Michele.
Hillary Biscay is the most prolific iron-distance competitor on the professional women’s racing circuit and 2013 Ultraman World Champion. She has completed 66 ironman triathlons to date, and in 2006, she set a standard in ironman racing by becoming the first person to record six top-five ironman finishes in one season. Hillary won her first ironman title at Ironman Wisconsin in 2008 in a unique fashion: this was her eighth iron-distance race of the year, just one week after she placed fourth at Ironman Louisville. After working with numerous clothing companies throughout her professional career, Hillary was still looking for the perfect gear for women to wear for their smashfests. Hence the birth of SMASH--and she is thrilled to have Michele's fashion expertise to make for a great Smashfest Queen team.
Michele competed in her first triathlon in 2004. That season, she quickly developed into an endurance fanatic craving more opportunities to race and longer distances to push herself. Michele has competed as a top age group athlete the past 9 seasons in more than 90 endurance events. Her accomplishments include qualifying for the Boston Marathon 3 consecutive years and 4 Ironman finishes, including one trip to the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Michele started designing Cycling and Triathlon kits several years ago simply because she was not excited about the apparel available on the market. “I wanted to train and race in clothing that reflected my personality--stylish, badass and feminine and would make me stand out in a crowd. Hillary and I have been friends for years and when she started coaching me, we constantly discussed fashion and what was missing in the endurance market… before we knew it, SMASH was born!"
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Bought the Sakura Sun Trisuit about a year ago and it still feels and looks great. Really glad someone in the UK is stocking this brand, can't wait until all the styles come over. Good luck!
Bought the Sakura Trisuit from America and absolutely love it! Shame I paid £50 shipping and taxes overall, but glad to see them in the UK.