Thursday, March 3, 2016

Press Release- Stärkenn Sports extends support to the Sea Hawks in their attempt at the world’s most challenging triathlon

Stärkenn Sports extends support to the Sea Hawks in their attempt at the world’s most challenging triathlon
A new world record of ultra-distance triathlon achieved
Pune, 29th February, 2016: In their long standing endeavour to promote cycling, Starkenn Sports Pvt Ltd extended their support to the Sea Hawks to help them complete the Endurothon Gateway Challenge. The awe-inspiring ultra-distance triathlon ever attempted in history, the challenge comprised of three continuous events, namely, swimming, cycling and running, in the same order. Conducted from 25th - 27th February, 2016, the challenge was successfully completed in 71 hours and 40 minutes.

Sea Hawks comprises of two international athletes- Wing Commander Paramvir Singh and retired Sgt. Gullupilli Narahari. Renowned sportsmen and passionate social campaigners, they are known for creating the world record in open water swimming and have been the first swimmers to swim down the entire stretch of river Ganga in support of the Clean Ganga Campaign.

Stärkenn Sports provided the team with two Giant Roam XR bicycles, one ride crew member and one backup vehicle. The cycling leg was a 400kms scenic ride which crossed the Ulhas River, Pandavallini Caves, Dwarka, Peth and trails the Old Mumbai road. Though the picturesque view of hills, open waters, green pastures and typical city experience, with temperatures over 35 degrees during daytime. The steep and winding roads in Western Ghats with elevations ranging from 14m to 624m added to the daunting nature of the ride.

Re-counting his experience, Wing Commander Mr. Paramvir Singh said, “We, the Sea Hawks, have always shared this strong passion for sports- the more challenging, the better. With the aim of supporting End Polio, we undertook the Endurothon Gateway challenge, which was one of the best as well as one of the most arduous experiences we’ve ever had. Starkenn has been relentlessly promoting the cycling culture in India and have been known in the market for their quality products. Our association with them proved to be more than fruitful and gave us the hope that we will continue having a long standing relationship.”

Addressing the event, Mr. Pravin V Patil, Managing Director and CEO, Stärkenn Sports Pvt. Ltd. stated, “It is overwhelming to be a part of a World Record and to have helped in create history in the process. Aiming to spread the passion for cycling, we are always on the lookout for enthusiasts pursuing a common passion for cycling. The performance by the Sea Hawks was simply outstanding and has helped us truly test our products since we only believe in delivering the best. It was a dynamic experience collaborating with The Sea Hawks this year. We are looking forward to engage with more such events in the future.”

Giant Stärkenn, has played a major role in bringing premium bicycling culture in India but also evolving it by providing consumers with a first-hand experience of riding a bike which is technologically superior and ergonomically customized for Indian roads. They are made to satisfy the riders’ need for adventure, outdoor fitness, sporting activity, group indulgence activities etc. The bikes offer the highest levels of safety, performance, comfort and convenience for the users. Starkenn delivers a complete range of International and ultra-high quality bicycles coupled with the widest range of accessories offered in India and South Asian region.

Best Regards,
Gunjan Chakravarty
Account Executive

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