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Bonk Breaker goes the distance with Ironman
Named the official energy bar of all U.S. Ironman, Ironman 70.3 and 5150 Triathlon Series events
Los Angeles, CA (28 February 2012): As Jason Winn trained for his first Ironman® triathlon in 2006, he found the choices of energy bars to fuel endurance athletes to be lacking in nutrition and taste. So he went into the kitchen and whipped up his own using only the finest all-natural ingredients that are dairy-free and gluten-free. Those freshly baked bars, now known as Bonk Breaker, have been named the official energy bar for all U.S. Ironman, Ironman 70.3® and 5150™ Triathlon Series events.
Bonk Breaker is also now designated as the exclusive energy bar sponsor of Ironman. The largest participation sports platform in the world, Ironman has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception more than 31 years ago and is regarded as the world’s most challenging event in endurance sport.
"We're incredibly excited to join forces with Ironman. What could be better than the world's greatest energy bars fueling athletes in the world's greatest sports brand in the fast growing sport of triathlon? Bonk Breaker is the perfect energy bar to help meet the incredible nutritional demands of triathletes -from pros to age groupers. We look forward to providing Ironman athletes with the ideal blend of endurance nutrition - both on and off the course," said Winn.
"The relationship with Bonk Breaker is a fantastic fit," said Erik Vervloet, Chief Marketing Officer for Ironman. "The Bonk Breaker team understands the unique challenges endurance athletes face to reach their training and racing goals. These bars are made by athletes for athletes and will be good for our participants."
Bonk Breaker co-owner Chris Frank stated, “Simply put, we started Bonk Breaker with the intention of creating a great tasting and nutritious energy bar that we would want to eat during competition. What started out in Jason's kitchen as a solution to our own demands has rapidly grown into a fun, competitive company. Working with Ironman will take Bonk Breaker to a new level in many ways. We sponsor a number of pro triathletes as part of our Team Bonk Breaker and a major component to our product research and development process is simply listening to our athletes and partners. We get incredible ideas and feedback about what they like and don't like, and we're nimble enough to be able to respond swiftly. As a company, we believe that's a big advantage."
Created by endurance athletes for endurance athletes, Bonk Breaker is on the cutting-edge of nutrition and comes in eight delectable flavors. Perfect for athletes as well as anyone in search of a nutritious snack, Bonk Breaker will be revealing three new flavors in the coming months. Bonk Breaker, which sponsors professional and amateur athletes and teams across the entire sports spectrum, recently made headlines when pro football’s #1 receiver Wes Welker was fined for wearing a now highly in-demand Bonk Breaker podium cap at a post-game press conference. Welker is a long-time enthusiastic user of the fresh-baked energy bars and continues to be a loyal supporter.
About Bonk Breaker
Bonk Breaker is on a mission to feed the world with the best tasting and most nutritious energy bars on the planet. Professional and amateur athletes and anyone hungry for a nutritious snack on the fly reach for the gluten-free, dairy-free bars that are baked fresh from the finest natural ingredients. Named as one of the best nutrition products of 2011 by Road Bike Action and selected four times as the best energy bar by Competitor, Bonk Breaker is presently available in eight delicious flavors: peanut butter & jelly, peanut butter & jelly high protein, peanut butter & banana, peanut butter & dark chocolate chip, almond butter & honey, espresso chip, blueberry oat and apple pie. Created in 2006 by Jason Winn while training for his first Ironman triathlon, Bonk Breaker is based in Southern California, and sold throughout the United States and in eight countries abroad. They are proud to sponsor Team SpiderTech (UCI Pro Continental), Kenda 5-hour Energy Pro Cycling, Hincapie Sportswear Development Team, four-time World Champion track cyclist Sarah Hammer, pro football’s #1 receiver Wes Welker, and many other outstanding athletes around the globe. Visit Bonk Breaker online at www.bonkbreaker.com and “like” them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonk-Breaker/153294675925.
The iconic Ironman® brand and event series is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since its inception in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owner and operator of Ironman, has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 180 events across five unique brands: Ironman, Ironman 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IronKids®. With support from partners, including Timex, K-Swiss and TYR, more than 200,000 athletes compete each season in the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 series. For more information, visit www.ironman.com
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