Professional triathlete and top-five Kona finisher Tyler Butterfield has announced a new partnership with UK wetsuit, apparel and accessories specialist HUUB. The relationship will provide Butterfield with HUUB’s ‘scientifically driven product innovations in triathlon wetsuits, swim skins, swim accessories, and training and racing apparel’.

“I’m really looking forward to kicking off this new relationship with HUUB,” said Butterfield. “The products are fantastic – designed to tick all the boxes of form, fit and performance – and the people behind the brand are passionate about providing athletes with gear that continually improves what’s possible, both in and out of the water. I’m honoured to be a part of the HUUB team and work with them to make significant strides, especially in the US market.”

HUUB brings Butterfield on board as he prepares for the start of the 2017 race season, which will focus on the hard work involved in earning another strong performance at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Butterfield had a breakthrough race on the Big Island in 2013 when he cracked the top 10 to finish seventh. In 2015, he pushed past his own previous limits to earn fifth place. In 2017… ‘armed with the stellar products and support of HUUB and his entire roster of sponsors, Butterfield will aim to again improve on his personal best’.

“HUUB is very excited to have Tyler Butterfield representing the HUUB brand,” said Alex Libin, HUUB’s USA Sponsorship Coordinator. “We are looking forward to providing Tyler with the best swim and race kit in order for him to pursue a podium place, or better, in Kona! We are excited to have Tyler on board and help us grow our brand.”

A native of Bermuda, Tyler Butterfield’s athletic career has spanned professional cycling as well as triathlon and includes two Olympic bids (2004 & 2012, both in triathlon), three Commonwealth Games appearances (2006 in cycling and 2002 & 2014 in triathlon) and a victory at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (2014). Tyler’s efforts are now focused on long distance triathlon and the IRONMAN World Championship, where he finished seventh in 2013 and fifth in 2015.

Derby, UK-based HUUB Design prides itself on ‘focusing wholly on the athlete, maximising comfort and performance – through science’. HUUB Design has won Best Tri Wetsuit Brand Of The Year from 2013 to 2016 at the 220 Triathlon Awards and additionally picked up Best Tri Suit Brand and Best Race Under 500 Participants for the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in 2016.