Water temperature and locations may have differed, but the performance advantage was the same as the North American triathlon season began this past weekend. Two flagship events on the calendar kicked off in similar style, with blueseventy suits leading the fields out of the water in both men’s and women’s fields of the St Croix 70.3 race, and the Wildflower Triathlon.
The St Croix Ironman 70.3 Triathlon held in the Virgin Islands, always has warm water temperatures that make wetsuits illegal, but wearing the FINA approved pointzero3+ suits made by blueseventy allowed Bryan Rhodes and Julie Dibens to be the clear leaders out of the water in their respective fields.
In California, at the AVIA Wildflower Long Distance Triathlon, cooler water temperatures meant the bulk of the field were choosing to wear wetsuits, and course-record holder Terenzo Bozzone and Linda Gallo who had the fastest women's swim split were both wearing the newly released Helix full suit from blueseventy.
Brian Rhodes in his pointzero 3