Speedo signs gutsy ironman Louis
Speedo signs an Australian Surf Lifesaving and IronMan star for the first time in a decade in Kendrick Louis.
The gutsy 26-year-old from Sydney is a three times Australian Junior IronMan Champion, eight times Australian Gold Medallist and Coolangatta Gold Short Course Champion, plus a finalist in the 2013 Cleo bachelor of the year.
He was leading the Nutri Grain Series in 2011/2012 before a devastating injury almost ended his career.
After six months of rehabilitation, he returned to competition for season 2012/2013 where he placed runner-up and he has been in the top six since.
He is currently training hard for the 2016/17 season and the elusive Nutri-Grain IronMan crown.
Louis is working on the development of new race wear for Surf Lifesaving and IronMan club athletes.
He says, “I'm absolutely thrilled to be the first IronMan in more than ten years to be a part of the Speedo family. They were the first brand I wore as a young kid.”
Speedo Pacific Brand Manager Graham Eyres says,“ Speedo is about inspiring people to swim and we want to encourage people to add swimming to their multisport approach to fitness, as Kendrick Louis does.”
His signing is an important part of Speedo’s global ‘Speedo Fit’ strategy, encouraging athletes from all sports to complement their existing fitness regime with swimming.