Revolution3 Triathlon is pleased to announce a new partnership with Team Type 1. Beginning in the 2011 Triathlon season, Team Type 1 will use Rev3 races to help bring triathlon and healthy lifestyles to those living with Type 1 diabetes.
Rev3 is committed to bringing a new kind of experience to the triathlon community, focusing on a family-friendly race series and a dedication to helping people live healthier lives. In partnering with Team Type 1, Rev3 and Team Type 1 will help spread the message that people with Type 1 Diabetes can live normal, healthy lives and teach them how staying active can help them manage their disease.
“We’re very excited about Team Type 1 committing to the Rev3 race calendar,” Eric Opdyke, Race Director for Rev3 says. “Team Type 1 is a great new force in the triathlon community that is organized for a very important cause. We are proud to have them committed to our races and look forward to the partnership.”
Team Type 1’s mission is to change perceptions of what is possible with type 1 diabetes, educate others on the proper management of diabetes and encourage other people with diabetes to not let diabetes limit their athletic potential.
Team Type 1 not only competes on the professional and amateur level in world class events across the globe, but they also spend a collective 700 days per year traveling to speak with doctors, medical professionals and diabetics to demonstrate the positive side of diabetes.
“Diabetes is a completely manageable disease,” Tom Kingery, Captain of Team Type 1 Triathlon Team says. “With proper diabetes management, balanced diet, exercise and using the tools available to diabetics today, all things are possible, despite living with Type 1 diabetes.”
Since its inception, Revolution3 Triathlon has grown to include both national and international races, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 distances and encourages family, friends and spectators to experience the race along with the athletes who are competing.
About Team Type 1
Team Type 1 was founded in 2004 by Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge. The two cyclists who had Type 1 diabetes formed an eight-rider team of athletes with Type 1 diabetes and competed in the Race Across America (RAAM) in 2006 and 2007. After winning the transcontinental, non-stop race two consecutive years, they expanded the program to include a men’s professional team.
More information on Team Type 1 can be found on the team’s website at: