Angela Naeth, a top-level athlete who has displayed exceptional growth in recent years, is poised to lead Ironman 70.3 events, 5150 Olympic-distance events and various other championship events around the world.
After finishing 8th in the 2008 70.3 World Championships, Naeth was forced to sit out the 2009 season because of a severe tibia stress fracture. She returned to competition in 2010 with seven 2nd place finishes on the 70.3 circuit and a 7th place finish at the 2010 70.3 World Championships.
Naeth will be competing and training atop the BH Bikes GC Aero, which was developed and designed with the world's top triathletes in mind. BH Bikes collaborated in its design with the best fit experts, leading retailers and most seasoned journalists in the sport. It is the same bike that Spanish professional triathlete Eneko Llanos competed with during his multiple top-ten finishes at the annual Kona Ironman event.
"I wanted to be atop a bike I was comfortable with, one I believe in, and one that will help take my results to the next level. My new GC Aero is stylish, svelte, speedy and extremely comfortable! It was also very important for me to be with a company I trust. I look forward to my first competitions here soon, and to a long relationship with BH Bikes," said Naeth.
In addition to the GC Aero, Angela will strengthen her training routines by riding the BH Bikes Cristal, an all-new, world-class women's race-specific frameset that raises the bar for women's fit, ride quality, performance and technology in the world of road cycling.
"BH Bikes is making a big push into triathlon this year, and we're extremely excited to have Angela ride for BH Bikes over the next two seasons. She has worked hard for great results, and we are excited to be able to supply her with equipment that will help propel her to the top step of the podium. She'll be a great ambassador for BH," said Chris Cocalis, president of BH Bikes USA.
The relationship between Naeth and BH Bikes is one of mutual benefit. BH Bikes brings Naeth a complete package to enhance her training regimen, improving her position to win. Long regarded as the leading fitness equipment company in Europe and earning multiple product best buy awards in North America, BH Fitness will also supply Naeth with training equipment such as treadmills and indoor cycles to provide flexibility in her training schedule and help her reach her total fitness goals. As a coach and trained physical therapist, Naeth will use her proven experience to offer informed feedback and input into the development of future BH Bikes triathlon bicycles and BH Fitness equipment for home and commercial use.
"We're thrilled to be part of Angela's success in both triathlon and fitness. As one of the fastest growing health and fitness brands in North America, working with Angela is one more way we're separating ourselves from the pack. And with BH Bikes and BH Fitness coming together to provide the complete triathlon training and racing package, we're very excited about our future in the sport," said John Kipper, Chief Operating Officer at BH Fitness.
Naeth placed 5th at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon this past weekend. She will continue to train in Tucson, Arizona upon her return, and will head to Galveston, Texas next month for the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas.
Angela's Race Schedule for 2011 includes: