361° Europe have added ‘Belgian Hammer’ and rising star, Valerie Barthelemy, to an already impressive roster of sponsored professional athletes and ambassadors, including previous World Champion triathlete Katie Zaferes.
The team at 361° Europe produces running trainers and apparel, designed to support all level of athlete, from the everyday runner to the professional. This partnership with Valerie Barthelemy will see the Belgian short course triathlon specialist supported throughout her training and racing by the wide range of shoes and clothing from 361°, enabling her to become the best athlete she can be. Valerie will run in the team’s Fierce 2 and Kairos for training runs, and all her racing will be done in the carbon-plated Flame trainer, as worn by Katie Zaferes in her 3rd place finish at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
Barthelemy is a Belgian professional triathlete competing regularly on the World Triathlon Championship Series, World Cup, and SuperLeagues circuits around the globe. She competed for Belgium at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in both the Elite Women event and as part of the ‘Belgian Hammers’ mixed relay squad who came 5th. Valerie’s performance in the individual event in the Olympics was a standout performance where she finished 10th overall. She’s also passionate about inspiring women and young girls to keep achieving and to ‘Do More’, so lives and breathes the spirit shared by 361°.
Bryce Sage, marketing manager at 361° Europe, said: “We’re so proud to be working with Valerie after an incredible 2021 season, where she showed the world her talent. With a pair of Flames on her feet we’re sure she can set the race circuit alight! We’re also excited about working closely with her throughout the journey towards Paris 2024 to gain her valuable perspective on upcoming shoe releases and fine-tune our shoes to be the best they can be.”
Valerie said: “I’m really excited to be joining forces with 361° in the coming few years. I’ve always wanted to be a part of a brand I can make an impact alongside, and I’ve found that in 361°. There’s a lot of amazing stuff going on with 361° behind the scenes and I’m stoked to be a part of it.”
For more information on 361 Europe, please visit https://361europe.com/.
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