Zone3 are proud to announce the beginning of a long-term partnership with Australian long-distance triathlete Josh Amberger, the fastest swimmer in long-distance triathlon and first out of the water at Kona for the past two years.

Josh is an exciting athlete who loves to lead out a race from the front and will be training and racing in the Zone3 2019 Vanquish wetsuit and Zone3 Kona Swimskin to build on his race-leading performances.

Diving into the world of professional triathlon at a relatively late age of 18, Josh is now a formidable racer with eleven 70.3 victories to his name.  Over the last few years, he has cemented his position as the fastest swimmer in long-distance triathlon by being first out of the water in the professional field at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in both 2017 and 2018. His ambition is to become the fastest IRONMAN distance athlete and win the World Championships in Kona.

About partnering with Zone3, Josh said “From the first second after the gun goes off, I use every stroke in the water to open up a lead on my competitors & to set up the race from the front. As a performance-focused athlete, I’m always looking for ways to enhance my feel & speed in the water, & the Zone3 Vanquish has enabled me to consolidate a technical advantage over the field. I have full confidence in the range of products Zone3 offers me for training & racing, & I couldn’t be happier to partner with this progressive brand.”

In 2019, Josh has already raced at 70.3 Geelong, in which he had a thrilling race against Javier Gomez and narrowly missed out on the win, despite suffering from mechanical misfortune early on. He will also be racing at IRONMAN South Africa in April to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships event again, and will also be in action at the 70.3 World Championships in Nice in September.

Sam Begg, Sponsorship Manager at Zone3, said “Having Josh on board gives Zone3 an amazing opportunity to work with someone who shares the same brand values that we do. Josh is a fiercely driven athlete, and we look forward to seeing him putting the Zone3 swim range to its full potential in races around the globe in the next few years.”

 

Picture: Mark Fountain