It was the summer of 1999 and founder Seton Claggett was on a long training ride in the deserts of Tucson, AZ. In training for his first Ironman, he had a hard time finding a local source for triathlon equipment. After several hours of baking in the Arizona heat, Seton came up with a grand idea – start an online triathlon store. After all, if he couldn’t find all the necessities locally then there had to be others with the same predicament.
Fast forward to today and TriSports.com occupies a 32,000 sq ft facility housing a state-of-the-art retail store, warehouse, and corporate headquarters…run by 25+ staff members.
“We are a global company and we feel it is our responsibility to support the “local” triathlon communities that support us. We sponsor 30 athletes from around the world, help support/sponsor over 60 events around the world, and donate to several charities, including the Challenged Athletes Foundation. In all, TriSports.com has put over $750,000 back into the sport over the last 3-years. Our goal is not to simply sell the products people need in order to compete in the sport, but to actually help the sport grow. By supporting the clubs, teams, individuals, races and charities, we are able to see the fruit of our efforts in this goal.”
Visit TriSports.com online for all your triathlon shopping needs.