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Compression Socks at Ironman

2XU Compression LogoLava Magazine released a report on compression socks and sleeves worn by Ironman participants at the 2014 Hawaii Ironman World Championship. This championship race combines the  three toughest endurance races in Hawai’i—the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race, and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon. Over two thousand athletes from around the world participated in this year's competition on October 11, 2014. Lava reported that over 300 participants were wearing compression products. The brands and numbers were as follows:

CompresSport 127
CEP 71
2XU 45
Zoot 11
Skins 9
BV Sport 9
SLS3 8
Zensah 5
Sigvaris 3
Ion 3
Recofit 2
XBionix 2
Orca 2
McDavid 2
Rocket 1
Ekoi 1
Asics 1
Hoka 1
Compex 1
Sural 1
Salomon 1
110% 1
Craft 1
Other 13

We're excited that compression products are becoming such an important part of racing with about 15% of competitors wearing the circulation enhancing knee highs. We're also impressed with the prevalence of some of our favorite performance compression brands: CEP, 2XU, Zensah and Sigvaris. Interested in trying out compression for you next race? Check out our collection of athletic compression.

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