PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.
The company has signed Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae and Timothy O’Donnell, both of the K-Swiss Triathlon Team to race exclusively in Castelli apparel and use the company’s cycling products for all bike training. Additionally, both athletes will provide testing and feedback throughout the season.
“The Castelli apparel looks great and feels great on,” said Carfrae, who won the 2010 Ironman World Championship and has finished on the podium in all four of her appearances at Kona.
O’Donnell, Carfrae’s teammate and fiancé, will also be targeting Kona this year. A former ITU Long Distance World Champion and longtime Ironman 70.3 standout, the former Naval officer has turned his attentions to full Ironmans and finished eighth in Kona last year.
Castelli earlier signed an agreement with the K-Swiss Triathlon Team that will see the squad’s 12 athletes wearing Castelli’s technical apparel for triathlon competition and year-round cycling training.
Besides Carfrae and O'Donnell, the team includes 2012 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion Leanda Cave; 2012 Ironman World Championship runner-up Andreas Raelert and his brother, two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Michael Raelert.