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Thorne Research named first-ever nutritional supplements partner to USA Triathlon

Published June 17, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has named Thorne Research its exclusive nutritional supplements partner.

The agreement runs through April 2019 and will provide support to the USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Team programs, including nutritional supplement products with certification by NSF International, baseline prevention and wellness markers consisting of blood, microbiome and genetic testing through WellnessFX and educational materials. USA Triathlon's athletes will have access to expert health data from Mayo Clinic to support the evaluation of supplement usage and understanding of supplement ingredient labels, manufacturing and regulation.

Thorne Research will also provide USA Triathlon annual members with a discount on products.

"Thorne is extremely excited to be a partner of USA Triathlon. Triathletes are a special breed of athlete who understand the value of nutritional supplements in their training and competitions," said Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne Research. "We look forward to becoming an integral part of their overall health and wellness regimens. Thorne will work diligently with the coaches, nutritionists and athletes of USA Triathlon to provide the finest quality products to maintain peak performance for these special athletes."

"Our partnership with Thorne Research represents the first of its kind. We are now able to offer our members and elite athletes alike a line of nutritional supplements that is unmatched in its quality and efficacy," said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer. "A years-long vetting process by the U.S. Olympic Committee, as well as Thorne's close working relationship with the Mayo Clinic, underscored for us their position as the category leader. Our consumer philosophy is also mutually aligned, so educational content is a priority as we engage directly with triathletes about the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements."

As part of the new relationship, USA Triathlon has added a health resources section to usatriathlon.org.

Thorne Research is headquartered in New York City, with a manufacturing facility in Sandpoint, Idaho. Further information on Thorne Research is available at thorne.com.

 

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