USA Triathlon announced it has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with OGIO International, a leading designer of lifestyle, sports and golf bags, through 2020. The agreement, which makes OGIO the Official Bag Supplier of USA Triathlon, will supply travel and endurance sports bags to the National Governing Body and its athletes throughout the four-year term. USA Triathlon annual members will receive a 20 percent discount off OGIO products.
"We cannot be more pleased than being associated with the governing body for triathlon in the USA," said Mark Talarico, Vice President, Endurance Sports at OGIO. "The commitment and dedication of USA Triathlon as an organization matches that of the athletes that they embolden to compete in this sport at the highest level."
"We're thrilled to announce this agreement with OGIO, which represents our first-ever partnership with a bag-and-luggage-specific manufacturer. Their commitment to endurance sports has been evident over the last several years and we're proud to align our brand with their premium lines, including the OGIO 9.0 triathlon transition bag," said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer.
Through the agreement OGIO will outfit the U.S. National Team Programs with product. OGIO will also provide products for use at National Championships to award winners. For more information, visit ogio.com.
About OGIO: OGIO International, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that carved a reputation as a designer of adrenaline-driven collections of bags and apparel born from our sports heritage. We built this reputation by crafting our collections from high performance materials surrounding intelligent design features that provide the ultimate combination of protection, comfort and organization. OGIO's Sports collections include Golf, Motor Sports and Endurance Sports, while our Lifestyle collections bring a unique flair for travel, business and casual use. All of OGIO's collections are uniquely styled to raise adrenaline levels at first glance.
About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).