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How did you get into Aquabike (swim-bike races)?
Well, if I wanted to compete at the National and International levels I had to not include running! There is nothing worse than arriving at T2 (2nd transition of a triathlon) in good position to win, only to get passed by a good portion of the field. Don’t misunderstand: I like to run, just not competitive enough. I’ve paid coaches and it has helped and although improvement was accomplished, a 26 minute 5k for a Triathlon anchor becomes an anchor when men my age are still running 19 and 20 minute 5k’s. One more reason, I have been swimming since I was 12 (just a few years ago!), and distance freestyle and breaststroke is my specialty. In the 2015 Senior Games (Olympics) I was awarded Gold in the 200yd Breaststroke and a Bronze in the 100yd Breaststroke. Subsequently, the miles of breaststroke has put a lot of pressure on my knees. Hence, one more reason for my need of KT Tape.
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AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape®, category leader in kinesiology taping products, announced today the company is partnering with professional golfer Jason Dufner for the 2018 PGA Championship. Throughout his play in the 100th PGA Championship, held at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., Dufner will wear different hats featuring the KT Tape logo and St. Louis landmarks. Dufner will autograph a limited quantity of the hats which will be available for sale at kttape.com, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jason Dufner Foundation. This year’s PGA Championship runs August 9-12, and autographed hats can be purchased beginning Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
KT Tape® Unveils Three New Products – Ice/Heat Massage Ball, Blister Prevention Tape and Blister Treatment Patch
KT Tape’s growing product range introduces the latest innovations for athlete recovery and performance
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape® unveiled today the addition of three new items to its fast-growing lineup of kinesiology and sports medicine products. The new product roster includes the multi-functional KT RECOVERY+ Ice/Heat Massage Ball and two treatment products for athlete blister care – the KT PERFORMANCE+™ Blister Prevention Tape and KT PERFORMANCE+™ Blister Treatment Patch. Each will be available online at KTTape.com in December and at retailers across the U.S. starting early next year.
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Mancuso showcased on KT Tape PRO USA box with purchases supporting Team USA
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape®, category leader in kinesiology taping products, has released new KT Tape PRO USA tape featuring Olympic champion skier Julia Mancuso and unveiled new KT Tape PRO Wide™ tape. The PRO USA tape and 4-inch wide strips of PRO Wide tape are now available online at KTTape.com and can be found at retailers across the U.S. starting in early 2018. KT Tape is the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA, and with each roll of PRO USA tape sold, a donation is made to support the athletes of Team USA.
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KT Tape® Signs Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year Sara Hughes
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape®, category leader in kinesiology taping products, announced today the signing of volleyball player Sara Hughes as an athlete ambassador. A six-time beach volleyball collegiate national champion, Hughes was recently named the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year. She also was part of the youngest team to win an AVP Pro Beach Tour tournament with a victory in the AVP’s 2017 season-ending championship.
“Sara is an exciting player to watch who has already achieved remarkable success early in her career. She is poised to be the next Olympic star in her sport, and we are proud to support her in every match and on her run to Tokyo 2020,” said Greg Venner, Chief Executive Officer of KT Tape. “KT Tape began with inspiration from beach volleyball, so it is a natural fit to continue to grow in the sport. We are thrilled to welcome Sara to the family and to provide muscle support and pain relief to all players on and off the court.”
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August 11, 2017
KT Tape and U.S. Olympic Committee launch “Working Out With Team USA presented by KT Tape” video series
Program kicks off Sunday, August 13, on NBCSN
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape® and the United States Olympic Committee will unveil an inspiring “Working Out With Team USA presented by KT Tape” video series this weekend. Over the coming months, the series will share the story of six athletes and their journeys to reach performance goals and chase their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. “Working Out With Team USA presented by KT Tape” debuts with a special 30-minute television broadcast on NBCSN on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, and continues online on TeamUSA.org, as well as across Team USA and KT Tape digital platforms.
“We are excited for the debut of ‘Working out with Team USA presented by KT Tape’ and for the opportunity to showcase how KT Tape is supporting Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls in their journeys. This is a dynamic series that truly embodies the drive of each athlete and their determination to be the best,” said Greg Venner, chief executive officer of KT Tape. “We are proud to support Team USA, and we hope to encourage athletes everywhere to continue to push themselves to finish stronger.”
A portion of proceeds from the Meb Commemorative Edition KT Tape PRO will go to the MEB Foundation
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape®, category leader in kinesiology taping products, unveiled a Limited Edition tape today celebrating the career and achievements of marathon champion Meb Keflezighi as he prepares for his final competitive marathon. The Meb Commemorative Edition KT Tape PRO tape features a unique design and comes in a silver metallic box showcasing Keflezighi, and a portion of the proceeds from the tape will be donated to Keflezighi’s MEB Foundation, which supports youth health, education and fitness programs. The tape will be available in select outlets and online at kttape.com beginning mid-October.
“Meb is an inspiration for us and throughout the running community, and we are proud to celebrate his career with the Meb Commemorative Edition KT Tape PRO tape,” said Greg Venner, Chief Executive Officer of KT Tape. “With the donation the commemorative tape gives to the MEB Foundation, we can help support Meb’s ongoing mission to promote healthy lifestyles and sports participation among youth.”
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KT Tape and U.S. Soccer Extend Partnership Through
World Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Campaigns
Star forward Jozy Altidore joins KT Tape athlete ambassador lineupAMERICAN FORK, Utah KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape, and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced today a partnership extension through 2020. KT Tape will remain the Official Kinesiology Tape for all U.S. Soccer teams and programs, from Youth National Teams and the Development Academy up to the U.S. Mens National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Womens National Team (USWNT). As part of the enhanced partnership, USMNT forward Jozy Altidore will serve as a KT Tape ambassador. U.S. Soccer has been a valuable partner for KT Tape. We are proud to continue to support development and performance at all levels, and we are excited to welcome Jozy Altidore into the KT Tape family of ambassadors, said KT Health CEO Greg Venner. With World Cups on the horizon, and preparations for Tokyo 2020 underway, this is a perfect time to renew our relationship and ensure U.S. Soccers athletes are able to perform at their best every day.
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January 24, 2017
Mancuso joins US Speedskaters Mia Manganello and Thomas Hong as first winter sports athletes in KT Tape family
AMERICAN FORK, Utah – KT Tape, category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, has signed Olympic skier Julia Mancuso as an athlete ambassador. The most decorated American woman in Olympic alpine skiing, Mancuso has utilized KT Tape as she recovers from surgery and will continue use in her return to competition later this week.
US Speedskating announced that KT TAPE, the category leader in kinesiology tape and sports medicine taping products, will be the official kinesiology tape of US Speedskating and the U.S. National Team. The partnership extends throughout 2019 with KT TAPE providing support through and following the PyeongChang Olympic Games.