Suunto's Matt Reed Named USA Triathlon's 2008 Athlete of the Year

March 6, 2009

USA Triathlon named Matt Reed Male Athlete of the Year for 2008 Elite ITU. Reed finished 5th in the 2008 World Championships the highest place ever for an American male and won the 2008 US Olympic Trials. Reed, a Suunto sponsored athlete since 2006, says the award is a great way to finish the year. It a huge honor for me. I had a good year, but to be recognized for racing better than any other American guy is incredible, says Reed. In his second year with Suunto, Reed put together a stellar 2008. Besides the World Championships and the US Olympic trials, Reed defended his triathlon titles at St. Anthony and Boulder Peak. He also won the Miami International, the Bermuda and the 2008 USA National Championship. Reed credits his wife Kelly for much of his success, My wife is my coach and we do it together. She makes it easy. She good at planning out a week leading into a big race and is able to keep me in top fitness. Reed also credits Suunto training line watches for keeping track of his workouts. It a great tool, says Reed, The heart-rate monitor is precise and always accurate. I first started to incorporate heart-rate when I started with Suunto and now Ive added the foot, bike and GPS PODs and together it definitely helps me get the most out of my key sessions. Suunto says it honored to have Reed representing it training line of products, Our mission is to enhance the physical performance of every athlete, says Suunto Sports Marketing Manager Martin Schamboeck, To have the USA Triathlete of the year train, and win several events, with our products speaks volumes for our brand. Reed next race is defending his title at the Miami International Triathlon on March 15th. USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 2,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. At the elite level, USA Triathlon is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the United States in international competition, including the world championships, Pan Am Games and Olympic Games. More Info: Visit or

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