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All Things Newton in Kona

Posted by on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 @ 7:00 am | 3 Replies

KonaAloha from Kona! Team Newton is representing in Hawaii, supporting all of the Newton pros and age-groupers training and racing in the Ironman World Championships this week.

For those of you in Kona, here are some Newton activities and events to check out:

Slowtwitch Lounge

Defending World Champion Craig Alexander will be on hand signing autographs on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. afternoons.

Newton Boothlocated at St Michael’s on Allii Dr.

On Tues., from 6-7 pm Craig and Natascha Badmann will sign autographs at the booth

On Wed,. from 3-4 pm Michellie Jones will sign autographs

At the Expo we’ll also be selling special Crowie ‘evolution’ t-shirts and Newton tribal socks. Proceeds will go to support the St. Michael’s drug rehab program.Picture 1

We’re also creating a special commemorative book from the 2009 Ironman World Championships and we’re asking all of the Newton tribe to come and sign the book. We’re hoping to get photos and signatures from everyone wearing Newtons in the race!

For those of you at home, be sure to go to Itunes and download the Crowie Backstage App for your Iphone. Very cool behind the scenes photos, updates and insight on Crowie’s training and racing.

Here are the Newton sponsored athletes we’ll be cheering on:

Craig ALEXANDER                             BIB #1                   PRO MALE
Natascha BADMANN                      BIB #120               PRO FEMALE
Michellie JONES                                BIB #121               PRO FEMALE
Jozsef MAJOR                                   BIB #39                 PRO MALE
Pete JACOBS                                      BIB #161               PRO MALE
Jessica JACOBS                                  BIB #145               PRO FEMALE
Tatiana VERTIZ                                  BIB #1872            Female 18-24
Hans MUELBAUER                           BIB #172               Male 25-29
Jason TUFFS                                       BIB #1089            Male 35-39

…and of course all the age-group triathletes who have worked so hard to get here! Best of luck to all of you!

We’ll try to post more from Kona later this week….

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Crowie Continues his Winning Ways

Posted by on Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 10:51 am | 1 Reply

crowie-geelongTeam Newton pro Craig “Crowie” Alexander kicked off the 2009 racing season in perfect form, winning last weekend’s Snap Ironman 70.3 race in Geelong, Austrailia. It was apparently a tight race in brutally hot temperatures until T2, when Crowie tied on his Newtons and quickly dropped rival pros like David Dellow, Luke Bell, Cameron Watt and Jimmy Johnsen, to eventually win by over three minutes. Kiwi Samantha Warriner won her 70.3 debut on the women’s side.

Read more here and here.

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Watch Crowie in Kona on TV this weekend

Posted by on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 9:29 am | Leave a reply

Tune in to NBC on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 2:30-4:00pm ET and watch Newton athlete Craig Alexander bring it home on Ali’i Drive in the Distance S. “Crowie” ran the fastest marathon split of the day (2:45) en route to winning his first Ironman World Championship.

Watch Craig’s personal recap video:

And here’s some footage from the race (complete with thrilling Pirates of the Caribbean music).

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Craig Alexander Testifies: I Don’t Modify my Newtons!

Posted by on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:09 pm | 4 Replies

There’s been a rumor floating around that Craig Alexander, aka Crowie, shaves the lugs off his Newton shoes. Now, we do know that Crowie did shave his head, his face, his legs, and most importantly, a bunch of time off his run in Kona, but NOT his shoes. To quell the rumor mill once and for all, here’s Crowie’s response in his own words:

“For a while now I have been aware of a rumor circulating that I in some way alter my Newton Running Shoes.

Crowie\'s \To be brutally honest, this is insulting to me on every level. What is being suggested is that I would promote a product to my fellow athletes and then not actually use it myself. I feel this is a massive attack on my integrity. The truth of the matter is, I ran in Newton running shoes by choice for three months before I signed on as a sponsored athlete with the company.

And in fact, when I placed second on debut in Kona last year, I was not under contract to Newton Running. I have not trained or raced in anything else since the end of July last year.

The great thing about being a consumer is you get to try products and choose what you like. So anyone considering buying running shoes, I urge you to do exactly what I did, and that is to try everything that is available and then choose the best.

If you look at the post- race photos of me at the finish line last Saturday (click photo above to enlarge), you will notice that my shoes are in no way altered from their intended state. Also, the photos of my little post-race celebration, which I heard has also been misinterpreted, will show on close inspection that nothing has been done to the shoes.

Just to clarify, I took my shoes off at the finish line to beat out the flames because they were ” smokin’ hot” after having just run a 2:45 marathon.

If in the future, anyone out there feels the need to make an ill-informed opinion about any of my sponsorships, please feel free to contact me before you make a total and utter fool out of yourself. All you are actually doing is bringing myself and a great product and company into disrepute. Have some backbone and question my integrity in person rather than through an anonymous chat site.

The people starting these rumors need to pull their heads in. You are out there intentionally spreading lies and mis-truths. I’m not sure what your agenda is, but you should have a good look at your own motives and integrity.”

Craig Alexander is the 2008 Ironman World Champion.

Now, to be clear, Newton’s head designers mad scientists, Danny Abshire and Ian Adamson, have and will continue to work with our pro athletes to experiment with Newton’s shoes, ‘tuning’ the technology to test new innovations. This is a critical component of Newton’s design process; real world tests with the world’s best athletes to continue to push the envelope of shoe technology.

Stay tuned here for an upcoming preview of Newton’s spring ’09 shoes, featuring some really cool new innovations!

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Crowie Conquers Kona

Posted by on Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 9:12 pm | 1 Reply

Anyone who follows the sport of triathlon knows that our boy Craig Alexander won the grand daddy of all races, the Ironman World Championships on Saturday, just as we predicted.

You can read the press release here, but all you really need to know is that Crowie laced up his Newton Distance S shoes at T2, 8:30 behind the leader. Crowie then hit the afterburner, averaging a 6:15 mile and by the halfway turnaround point he was in the lead. He finished 3 minutes ahead of Spaniard Enneko Llanos crossing the finish line in 8:17:45 after running an amazing 2:45:00 marathon (the fastest run split of the day).

Congrats Crowie! We’re proud of you!

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