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Danish triathlete and IRONMAN winner
COMPRESSION MEETS ZEST FOR LIFE
Michelle Vesterby is one of the most remarkable triathletes in recent IRONMAN history. The string of surprising new personal records set by the young Dane has seen her rise steadily up through the rankings. She always has a smile on her face as she takes on world-class competition, and she’s always a top contender no matter who she’s competing against.
So it’s only a matter of time until she adds many more triumphs to her IRONMAN victory in Lanzarote (2012). Calf Sleeves 2.0, always perfectly co-ordinated with her race outfit, are Michelle’s iconic trademark. She also swears by Socks for Recovery after long training sessions and while traveling. Short Socks are her latest favorite product from CEP, and she simply loves how they fit. Or, in her own words: “I’m a happy girl!”
Michelle at IRONMAN Arizona
American triathlete and multiple IRONMAN winner
AN EARLY ADOPTER OF CEP COMPRESSION
American Andy Potts is a world-class triathlete and an inspiration to many. He has not only been voted national Triathlete of the Year several times and won three IRONMAN events (2010, 2012, 2013), he is also a great source of training tips and advice.
The former international swimmer is known for using only the best equipment and subjecting it to thorough testing before he will use it in competition. So it’s no surprise that he started wearing CEP socks as soon as he heard about them. The difference the gentle compression on his calves makes has impressed him so much that he no longer starts any event without his Run Socks 2.0 and Calf Sleeves 2.0.
Andy Potts talking about CEP
American runner and Olympic silver medalist
The world’s best compression meets the world’s best performance
Meb Keflezighi is one of the world’s best runners and he trusts CEP compression to deliver top performance. The American runner was a silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens in marathon running, won the prestigious New York Marathon in 2009 and took first place at the Boston Marathon in 2014. What makes this top athlete so exceptional is his unrelenting drive to be a front-runner at national races and his presence time and again on the international scene. He demonstrated that resoundingly at the 2014 Boston Marathon, where he ran a personal best time and surprisingly took first place as the first American to win the race since 1983 – wearing his CEP socks, of course.
His personal bests are 1:01.00 h for half-marathon and 2:08.37 h for marathon. When he runs, Meb relies on CEP Run Socks 2.0 to deliver perfect compression and keep his legs fast and light all the way to the finish line. He’s also a big fan of CEP Short Socks, which ensure a perfect fit in his running shoes.
MEB ON ESPN
American Alpine and freestyle skier
A CULT HERO ON SKIS
Growing up in Northern California, the first love of Daron Rahlves was water skiing. At the age of 20, he even became a world-champion jet ski racer. But he reached true fame in Alpine skiing: He earned a gold medal in Super G at the World Championships in St. Anton in 2001, and took silver and bronze medals in Bormio in 2005. He also won a total of 12 World Cup victories, and was among the top three finalists no less than 28 times at World Cup events. After ending his career in 2006, he transitioned to freestyle skiing (ski cross) and has since been a regular competitor at many major events. Daron Rahlves is one of the true greats on the Alpine skiing scene, so his feedback is all the more important for product development at CEP. He is enthusiastic about CEP’s Ski Merino Socks and appreciates their unique combination of perfect thermal characteristics and compression benefits.
Professional Skiing with Daron Rahlves
German freeskier and expert
GERMAN FREE-SKIING AT ITS BEST
He’s been on skis ever since he could walk. That much could probably be said about most successful Alpine skiers. But when creativity and enthusiasm are added into the mix, a perfect freeskier is born. Sven Kueenle was involved with film projects from an early stage in his career. He literally jumped to the top of the German freeskiing scene in 2008 with his backflip in the “Mausefalle” (“mousetrap”) section of the legendary “Streif” downhill run in Kitzbühel. Numerous appearances in major film projects that included international productions followed. He has been particularly prominent in LEGS OF STEEL projects, but also recently appeared on TV as a pundit at the Sochi Olympic Games. Sven Kueenle takes advantage of CEP’s wide product range and uses Run Socks 2.0 for keeping fit in general, Socks for Recovery and, of course, Ski Thermo Socks.
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Swiss professional climber and base jumper
PERFECT PRODUCTS FOR THE EXTREME
Stephan Siegrist is one of the world’s greatest climbers. But the mountain guide, husband and father is more interested in technically challenging climbs than lavishly staged media events.
He is the first person to have completed first ascents on all seven continents. He’s also a trusted expert for the great north faces of the Alps (among others, he’s climbed the Eiger Nordwand 30 times!).
Siegrist’s versatility is apparent in his many other “hobbies” like base jumping and walking the highline or bouldering and big wall, ice and mixed climbing. When it comes to his equipment, only the very best will do – which is why CEP and medi are the perfect partner for him. He especially appreciates CEP’s innovative Outdoor Merino Socks for their excellent heat and moisture management. Whether in Patagonia or the Himalayas, they offer the perfect combination of merino wool, polyamide and silk to keep his feet comfortably warm and dry.
Stephan Siegrist Climbing the Dufour Highline
American Downhill Skier
Born and raised in the little town of Bishop, CA; Chris' parents introduced him to skiing at a very young age. He remembers tumbling down a run from the top of Mammoth Mountain in a red one-piece, crying the whole way. His dad made him get up and ski it again.
Chris started out as a ski racer, then began competing in slopestyle, but a chance meeting with Poorboyz Productions turned him onto his true passion; deep snow. He quickly bailed on the contest scene and started Nimbus Independent with Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, and Andy Mahre. Chris now travels the world, skiing for the camera.
Chris has been featured in films with TGR, Sweet Grass Productions, Warren Miller, and MSP. He was one of Skiing Magazine’s 2010 Skiers of The Year, competed in X-Games Real Ski, and has had countless editorial and video pieces over the years. Chris has his own pro model ski, The Bent Chetler by Atomic and develops multiple other signature pieces for Dragon and Dakine.
Chris tries to motivate people to look at skiing and the terrain with a fresh perspective. He hopes to inspire skiers to slash, do a 360, try a butter, and break away from the norm.
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Big mountain skiier
BIG MOUNTAIN SKIIER
For most big mountain skiers, powder, mountains and big lines occupy the entirety of their daylight hours and even dreams. Hadley Hammer does not fit this stereotype. Though she crushes the big lines with the best of them as demonstrated with her competition record on the Freeride World Tour and segments in Teton Gravity Research Films, Hadley also happens to be a sommelier, gourmet chef, book nerd, showcase Mountain Athlete and climber to name just a fraction of her side hobbies. Growing up in Jackson, WY, Hadley was brought up in the mountains, spending all her time chasing her brothers around the Tetons.
As college approached, Hadley recognized the benefits of a formal career outside of her mountain life though and and headed east for a B.A in Hospitality and Economics. After a few years working in the urban hotel world, she recognized a key component missing and headed back to her mountain base to achieve a greater balance between career and lifestyle. Cultivated by rock climbing and skiing before she could even walk, balance is the name of her game and now manifests itself in her big mountain skiing pursuits and complimentary lifestyle.