News & Results
Congratulations to XLAB Champion Daniela Ryf - now 3X Kona World Champion!
Daniela Ryf stormed the star-studded field to take home her 3rd consecutive Kona World Title. Her sizzling performance makes her the 4th woman to take home the World Title 3X in a row. XLAB has proudly supported FIVE athletes that have accomplished this same feat, and Daniela’s big win makes 32 World Titles for the star slate of XLAB Champions.
Despite a self-proclaimed weary start, Angry Bird was able to find the extra gear on the bike to make up over five minutes in less than 25 miles. She sailed into T2 with the day’s fastest bike split - a powerhouse 4:53:10. Launching out of T2, she continued to extend her lead throughout the marathon. She clinched the title once again in a total time of 8:50:47.
What were Daniela’s red-hot picks for this year’s race? Her optimal race day kit for the hot, grueling bike course included the Torpedo Versa 500, the only bicycle accessory to be nominated for the 2016 Interbike Innovation Award. She rounded out her course-blasting kit with the highly-acclaimed Delta 400 rear system, and the popular time-saving trick - the Aero TT frame bottle.
XLAB took home yet another big win on the Big Island - once again named the #1 bike hydration brand used in Kona. For 5 years in a row, XLAB has been #1 in Overall Hydration, Rear Hydration and Frame Hydration. Thanks to all XLAB athletes who trusted XLAB for their big day on the Big Island!