Tees has sponsored gold medal winning Bishop’s Stortford triathlete Emma Deary to help her pursue her dreams of competing at the highest level.
Emma, who became triathlon world champion in the 25-29 age range in Mexico in 2016, is intent on making it to the top of her chosen sport and has set her sights on beating the world’s best over the challenging Ironman distance.
Competing at the highest levels is increasingly expensive and Emma has been looking for a suitable sponsor, as she explains: “I love my sport, but the cost of competing, especially at international level, is very high. The Tees sponsorship will help towards providing the support and funds I need and will free up some of my time to concentrate on delivering my very best performances in major triathlons.”
Tees is delighted to sponsor Emma, and we are looking forwards to hearing about her training and competitions over the coming months.
Ashton Hunt, Managing Director at Tees, explains: “Sports sponsorship is a major element of our community support programme and Emma typifies the attributes that we believe make sport so important. She is already a world-class triathlete and she has shown the potential to develop even further. She has the drive and commitment it takes to be amongst the sport’s elite. We are really looking forward to playing a part in her quest to be one of the best athletes in her field. We will all be following her progress with great interest.”
More about Emma Deary and triathlons
Triathlons have become increasingly high-profile in the UK and around the world since they became part of the Olympics in 2000. They combine the British love of cycling with a gruelling swim and a tough road race, and are amongst the most challenging events in the athletics calendar.
Young dedicated triathletes face a number of expenses when they choose to train and race at the highest levels. They need bespoke sports equipment and clothing, and can expect to have travel costs, training camp fees, entrance charges, medical expenses and super-healthy diets to pay for too.
Inspired by the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, who competed at the London Olympics, Emma was already a keen hockey player locally, but was looking for a new challenge. She soon found that she had the skills and determination needed to succeed in this physically-demanding sport. In 2016, she became world champion in the 25-29 age range at the world championships in Mexico.
She went on to achieve another important milestone, obtaining her Pro Licence for long distance triathlons in 2017. Since then, she has been ranked amongst the top five in competitions, and this year she finished 4th in her first Ironman as a Pro (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42km run, and 1st Overall Female in the half Ironman at the Cholmondeley Castle Gauntlet, part of the Castle Triathlon Series.
Emma’s website contains a great deal of information about her races, results and plans for the future.
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