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Rudy Project Helmets Dominate for the Fifth Year

October 12, 2015, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated October 12, 10:11 AM
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Rudy Project led on the race path at Saturday’s Ironman World Championship, according to Lava Magazine’s release of official product count numbers of this weekend’s triathlon competitors.

According to the magazine, the Rudy Project was ranked number one for helmets with 639 athletes using them. The number is 270 more than Giro, the second place company, and 382 more than Specialized, the third place company in the category.

Rudy Project officials say this is the fifth year that the company has ranked as the most used helmets at the Ironman World Championship.

“This is a new defining moment for our company, as it’s simply unprecedented to have won this significant title for 5 years in a row,” said President and Co-Founder of Rudy Project North America, Paul Craig. “Not only does 2015 mark the 30th anniversary of Rudy Project’s inception and the 80th birthday of its founder Rudy Barbazza, but it now signifies a monumental accomplishment as more athletes than ever have placed their trust in our technology.”

Among the racers who wore Rudy Project helmets were celebrities like Sean Astin and Katherine Kelly Lang, along with fourth place finisher Andy Potts and seventh place woman’s finisher Sarah Piampiano.

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In the bike category, Cervelo bikes were a dominating force at Saturday’s championships, with 522 racers choosing the bike, Second and third in the category were Trek and Specialized with 275 and 218 bikes in the race, respectively.

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