Also our two sponsored PRO athletes, Denis Chevrot and Cyril Viennot, are looking forward to their race. Denis has been preparing for Kona in Tuscon and is ready for the big day: „My training goes well, I will be at my best shape on the Big Island and so I hope to improve my best ranking there. I finished 23rd last year, but I was a little bit disappointed because of some strategical errors during the race.“
Cyril has already arrived in Kona. Besides some interviews and photo sessions, Cyril is enjoying his last training sessions before the race: „What makes the pre race week so special is that you can train in paradise : swimming with dolphins, in a clear and turquoise blue water, bike sessions in lava fields, and a very relaxing and quiet atmosphere. When going to the beach, meeting turtles and clownfishes, you can't imagine you will be suffering for more that 8 hours during the race!“
We are looking forward to an exciting race! Good luck to all athletes, enjoy your race!
Cyril recently finished 4th at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong and 3rd at IRONMAN New Zealand. Denis celebrated a fantastic season start by crossing the finish line of IRONMAN 70.3 Pays D'Aix on second place - only one second behind the winner. His next race will be IRONMAN Cairns, and he is hoping to gain enough points to qualify for Kona: "To be sure, I need to finish 6th in Cairns. If I get the Kona slot there, I will do another IRONMAN 70.3 race in July. If not, I will race the IRONMAN in Frankfurt. Then my schedule will be easy and I will be preparing for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs and Kona". Find out more about Cyril and Denis:
Taking the victory at Ironman 70.3 Ballarat recently, Denis is optimistic concerning next year: “I had strong races this year. I haven’t planned my 2017 season yet, but I want to race Kona and improve my 2016 ranking.”
Cyril, who won the Ironman 70.3 Vietnam, is also preparing for new goals in 2017: “I want to finish among the top five in Kona and to win at least one Ironman 70.3 race.”
Find more about Denis and Cyril here:
At the Challenge in Roth he finished with a great 4th place. The online triathlon portal triathlon.de interviewed the French Pro - read all about it here:
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They were working on an interesting story about a triathlete suspected of cheating at the IRONMAN Canada 2015 and therefore won the age group 5 minutes ahead of her competitors. Our video footage confirmed the suspicions and further demonstrated the value that professional imaging services in the form of photos & video can lend to an event.
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Follow up story:
We worked closely with each to help them engage with athletes in a highly engaging manner. Free branded photos and social media content provided the basis for helping with these activations. The photo marketing activities attracted thousands of athletes and converted them to brand ambassadors for the event and sponsor.
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Besides attending interesting speaches and informative key notes and getting hoarse at busy speed networking sessions our team covered the conference. All attendees could download and share their photo souvenirs instantly from a customized microsite. Have a look at what we did here: myfinisherpix.gallery/TBI2016
Cyril finished 6th at the IRONMAN World Championship last year and won the IRONMAN UK in 2014. Denis won both the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin and Mandurah 2015 and the IRONMAN Western Australia 2014. We are looking forward to a great co-operation with the two pro Frenchies and wish them all the best for this upcoming sason.
More info about Cyril and Dennis can be found here:
Watch it here and always remember when racing! :)
...and became the first 70.3 World Champion on European soil in 3:51:19 we took 57,000 photos and many hours of video footage. The photos are online here and a recap that reflects the tremendous triathlon day in the Alps (including a special finish line feature by IRONMAN voices Paul Kaye and Claudio Schütz) can be watched here.
For those who weren't able to be there: watch the video, feel the goose bumps and join us acknowledging that the real world champion is the wonderful location Zell am See in the middle of the Austrian Alps. :)
Active swim course inspection at the IRONMAN World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun by Thomas: watch our video here and feel like swimming in the Zeller See! Watch the surroundings and make sure not to get seasick!
Robbie blogged about the current status of the sport photography business. Read more here.
Active run course inspection at the inaugural IRONMAN Maastricht by Thomas: watch our video here!
As a partner of Triathlon Business International we attended the conference that started with a typical Bavarian beer festival powered by Erdinger Urweisse which was not only appreciated by our American partners but all attendees.
The following conference days provided an interesting program including keynotes by Timo Bracht and Chris MacCormack. The panels brought up some informative discussions about sponsoring and the state of triathlon.
Quintana Roo presented the next generation in triathlon-specific bikes and introduced its racing machine PRfive.
The networking got to its peak in the "speed networking-sessions" that didn't leave any voice but a lot of new connections and business cards.
All photos of the conference can be found here: myfinisherpix.gallery/TBIRoth2015
We are no sports people in theory - we practice it. That gives us a much better understanding of what we do - and what our customers and partners want.
Our team loves the sports and FinisherPix' MDs Robbie and Thomas proved this just one more time.
Thomas accomplished the IRONMAN Austria in 12:20 and now questions himself what is the harder way to attend an event: participating or working? The answer might be the latter - as you have the freedom to not operate businesswise when doing your 226 km. ;)
Robbie just did the Peach Tree Road Race which is the world's largest 10k race with 60,000 participants.
Have a look at our team!
As it is demonstrated by the managing directors everybody at FinisherPix has a huge passion for sports. From 10k races to half marathon, marathons and ultra runs, obstacle races, half and full ironman - we love and LIVE the sports we are working for. :)
And a good feeling looking back to 5 successful years full of interesting events, emotional moments, LOTS of travelling and over 21 million photos taken at over 1,000 covered events.
Our first race with FinisherPix was the Ironman 70.3 Switzerland in Rapperswil on 6th June 5 years ago. According to this we collected some interesting numbers that made us a little bit proud. For instance we travelled 3,2 million miles in 5 years - what corresponds to incredible 128.5 times around the world!
Find more numbers below! :)
We were at the 2015 Running USA Conference in New Orléans. Laissez les bon temps roulez.
Once a year we join the industry conference Running USA to meet with partners, learn about new trends and features and find out what we can do even better for our clients and customers.
This year it took place in New Orleans were the Mardi Gras has already left its marks.
1) Instead of preparing your protein shake the first thing in the morning - what about making her a coffee? You know, this one brown drink normal people have for breakfast?
2) "You are the most wonderful thing that has ever crossed my way." Say it to her instead of to your bike. Only one time. Please.
3) Don't ask her to iron your wetsuite.
4) Move the bike out of your sleeping room. The living room is save enough too. And no - that doesn't mean you should move to the sofa.
5) You have more pairs of shoes than she does. Really? Give her the feeling that she is the girl.
6) When planning your next vacations don't think of Lanzarote/Fuerteventura/Mallorca/Kona and your bike.
7) Sex is NO training! Don't even dare putting your Garmin on!
8) Please make sure your legs aren't shaved more smoothly than hers.
9) "Not now, honey, I have an early swimming unit tomorrow morning." NO!
10) "Do you think we could postpone our wedding? There's this race I've signed up for yesterday... No? What about calling the priest to the finish line?... " Really?
Through the renewed partnership, FinisherPix will be present at more than 100 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3® events globally, and will help ensure that athletes have a convenient way to remember their monumental achievements. The multi-year partnership will continue through 2017.
“IRONMAN athletes show great endurance and determination as they race to prove that ‘Anything is Possible®. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with FinisherPix in capturing images of those accomplishments,” said Carola Ross, Chief Sales Officer of IRONMAN.
FinisherPix, which will have several photographers on site at each covered IRONMAN event, combines experience and high technological standards to capture a wide range of athlete photos throughout each race course, including the finish line.
“All of us at FinisherPix are extremely proud to have the chance to continue working with IRONMAN on a global basis,” said FinisherPix co-founder Robbie Little. “Our desire to help IRONMAN participants remember their achievements through images is a core value that unites us. We look forward to pushing the photographic envelope even further with great images and constant innovation.”
It's the end of a very exciting season with a lot going on. Now we are looking forward to some quiet days before the races kick off again soon in Australia, South Africa and Chile.
We hope you can enjoy some quiet days off with your loved ones!
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
The FinisherPix team
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What definitely can be added to this list is the Kona hype we are experiencing each year at this time of the season. We are very proud to be the official photographer of the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship and are looking forward to being there, catching this incredible aloha-spirit and cover the race of the world's best! We hope to catch up with as many of you as possible. ALOHA!
After these branded photos were offered for FREE in high res on myfinishepix.gallery/mercedesbenz2014 athletes out of 19 countries reached approx. 90,160 contacts via downloads and shares on Facebook. The most downloads were made by Germans (23.78%), followed by the Swiss (19.77%) and British (16.04%).
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Besides us being fluent in English, German, Spain, Italian, France, Chinese and Japanese we also added Korean and Portuguese to our website and e-commerce shop now! Our goal is to make it an easier photo-shop experience for customers from countries where English is not the common language - specially in terms of ordering and making bargains. Thank You for your trust! Danke! Gracias! Grazie! Merci! Gracias! Obrigado! ありがとう! 謝謝! 감사합니다!
We are very proud and excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to a great partnership with Triathlon Business International.
Read more about it here.
About TBI: http://www.triathlonbusinessintl.com/
Several companies and events have already taken advantage of this. The positive feedback shows: photos, customized microsites and social searches (via Facebook) are the new way of presenting brands.
The measurable quantity through downloads and postings becomes more and more interesting for marketers and shows a new trend in branding, promotion and marketing.
Our full service approach and customized solutions include graphics, webdesign, photography, photo processing, tagging, social media features and marketing.
adidas (Vienna City Marathon), newton running (Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon), Bikepirat (IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten), Spartan Races (Hawaii, Munich, Rome), The Music Run (Kuala Lumpur) and the Alpe Adria Giro (Villach, Austria) trusted our capability of presenting, exposing and sharing their brand.
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"When we launched our new half marathon, The Hapalua, we knew that we could rely on FinisherPix to provide high quality photos and service to our runners. They create a variety of products at a great price for the runners, and for the race directors, they provide a professional, turn-key solution in this important race area."President, Honolulu Marathon AssociationJim Barahal