Rinny and Greg Bennett visit Zipp
Top triathletes Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae and Greg Bennett were headed to Indiana this week to race in Saturday’s Ironman® 70.3 Muncie. So, we just had to invite them to stop by our Indianapolis factory on their way to the race. For us, it’s a chance to get invaluable feedback on our products. For Rinny and Greg, it was a chance to see first hand how their wheels are made.
What they’re riding:
Impressions of Zipp factory:
Rinny: “It’s really cool to come here and see how much work goes into every single wheel that goes out. It makes me feel rest assured that I’m on equipment that’s cutting edge. It’s always an advantage when you can go to a race and roll in knowing you’re on the good stuff.”
Goals and how Muncie 70.3 fits in:
Rinny: “If you’re serious about winning Kona, then the whole year has to be mapped around that race. That’s how I’ve approached it the last couple of years, and how I intent to approach it again this year.”
“I race (Muncie) this weekend and then race Ironman® 70.3 Lake Stevens next weekend, have a little mid-season break and then really push for Kona… We have the mid-season break around the end of July, take a week off and really rest so I’m mentally and physically ready to take on what needs to be done. It’s sort of a four or five week pretty intense training block where I’m never really feeling that great, but you’re putting all the work in. I come out of that and put a race in and from there I’m pretty much done.”