Zamst continues support for pro runner Amy Hastings

first_imgZAMST, a leader in high-performance sports protective equipment, is renewing its partnership with elite long distance runner Amy Cragg Hastings. Zamst has supported Hastings with icing and bracing products over the past year and looks forward to continuing to help her remain strong and injury free as she trains into an important Olympic year.“Amy is one of the world’s best long distance runners and is a favourite for making the 2016 Olympic Team,” said Bryan Smeltzer, General Manager for Zamst US.He continued, “Zamst sports bracing and support products provide a superior level of protection and injury prevention for runners. We are excited to support Amy’s needs and to continue creating products that allow our athletes to break through barriers and excel in their athletic careers.”Hastings is known for her fierceness and determination across multiple distances. After barely missing qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Team in the Marathon (where she finished a heart-breaking 4th place), she went on to dominate her competitors a few months later at the Track & Field Olympic Trials, snagging the National Title (and her Olympic berth) in the 10,000m.The 10-time NCAA All-American from ASU also competed at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow in the 10,000m and is the 8th fastest American in the Marathon, owning a 2:27:03 personal best at the distance. Amy is a new addition to Coach Schumacher’s group in Portland, Oregon and is training alongside fellow Olympian Shalane Flanagan.At the start of a very important year, Hasting’s focus is to stay healthy and maintain consistent training.Zamst has been supporting the run community for over 20 years and has a long heritage of providing solutions for run specific injuries or prevention needs. Zamst’s injury prevention products such as mobile compression + ice braces and the AT-1, Achilles Tendinitis product, are positioned as being ideal for runners thanks to Achilles support, compression and circulation benefits.The AT-1 incorporates a lightweight fabrication with Heel Lock Technology to keep the heel in a neutral position and prevents it from inward (Pronation) or outward (Supination) rotation, which has been instrumental in supporting Hastings during workouts and races.“Over the years I have overcome many injuries, including Achilles Tendinitis and Plantar Fasciitis, said Hastings. “Zamst develops innovative and lightweight products that offer support without limiting my range of motion. Their AT-1 in particular have helped me recover faster so that I can better prepare for my next workout.”Recently, Hastings cruised to a 1:12:42 Half-Marathon in San Antonio, Texas alongside her teammate Shalane Flanagan. On 13 February 2016, Amy will vie for her second Olympic team spot in the Marathon at the US Olympic Trials to be held in Los Angeles. She will also compete at the Outdoor Track & Field Olympic trials in July 2016.Other athletes on the “Z-Team” that have recently renewed their contracts with Zamst include NBA MVP Stephen Curry, NFL Linebacker Von Miller, 2x CrossFit World Champion Annie Thorisdottir, 3x NHL All-Star Ryan Getzlaf and Everest Mountaineer Melissa Arnot.ZAMST is a leading brand of sports support and protective equipment, used by professionals worldwide for over 20 years. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products.ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, with privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Newport Beach, California), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, France), and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC).www.zamst.us Relatedlast_img read more

Shell sells LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau

first_imgImage: ShellThe Hague-based LNG giant Shell has entered into a deal to sell its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business in Hong Kong and Macau to DCC Energy.The conditional sale is worth about of $150.3 million.“This sale supports Shell’s strategic commitment to focus downstream activities on areas where we can be most competitive,” John Abbott, Shell Downstream Director, said in a statement.“This is one of the last of our wholly owned LPG businesses and this sale is another step in Shell’s ongoing portfolio optimisation strategy to deliver $30 billion of divestments between 2016 and 2018,” Abbott added.As part of the sale, Shell will be entering into a long-term brand license agreement with DCC Energy that will ensure the Shell brand remains visible across the LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau.All local Shell LPG employees affected will be given an option to transition to DCC Energy, according to the company.The sale is expected to conclude in the first quarter of the next year, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals.last_img read more

Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt Says Open to Comeback, If Coach Asks

first_imgThe world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career. “I got sick that first week as I was scared to fall asleep, so I stayed up at nights just watching her,” he said. Bolt said fatherhood was “harder than breaking a world record”. Olympia Lightning Bolt “My coach gets too excited when I come to the track, so I stay away,” he said. “So I know if he says we’re going to do this, I know it’s possible. Give Glen Mills a call, and I’ll be back.” Bolt, meanwhile, said he is adjusting to life as a father after he and partner Kasi Bennett welcomed a baby girl in May.center_img “If my coach came back and told me, ‘Let’s do this,’ I will, because I believe so much in my coach,” Bolt said. Bolt, who last competed internationally at the World Championships in London in 2017 where he won bronze in the 100m, said he does not visit the track any more. “I am a heavy sleeper but I have learned that I am going to wake up, I am going to get up no matter what; I am getting better and I am learning.” (Jamaica Observer) Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former Coach Glen Mills asked him. However, the 33-year-old told the magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran Coach Mills asked him.last_img read more