Newton Running Athletes Timothy O’Donnell and Tim Van Berkel to race in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Newton Running athletes Timothy O’Donnell and Tim Van Berkel will toe the start line in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii at the long-distance triathlon championships on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

With a third place finish in 2015 and a fifth place finish in 2013 in Kona, Timothy O’Donnell has his eyes set on a return to the podium in 2016. O’Donnell is a long-distance triathlon champion and a 10-time half-distance triathlon champion. He was named Triathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon in both 2009 and 2010. Living and training in Boulder, Colorado, O’Donnell is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and one of the top long-distance American triathletes. Read more on O’Donnell at

Australian Tim Van Berkel is the youngest 3-time long-distance triathlon champion. Van Berkel grew up playing Australian Rules football (AFL) and took up triathlon with his teammates at the age of 18 as a way of staying fit in the off-season. Van Berkel developed as a triathlete before tackling Kona for the first time in 2014, where he finished 7th. Van Berkel heads into Kona this year with several 2016 podiums including a win in Cairns, Queensland, Australia in June. Van Berkel divides his time between his home in Ballina, New South Wales and Boulder, Colorado. Read more on Van Berkel at

About Newton Running:

Newton Running, based in Boulder, CO, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of performance running shoes for runners of all types, from first-time runners to seasoned marathoners. Newton Running’s patented Action/Reaction™ Technology provides dynamic full foot cushioning and lightweight cushioning. Newton Running shoes are available at hundreds of specialty retailers across the country and around the world and at Newton Running launched in 2007 by Jerry Lee and Danny Abshire. The Company was named after Sir Isaac Newton and Newton’s third law, which is the inspiration behind the technology that has made Newton Running shoes renowned. As a certified B Corporation, Newton Running is committed to and recognized for a higher level of accountability, sustainability and philanthropy.

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Growing up in Colorado you can't help but love the outdoors. Something magical happens with 300 days of sunshine and the Rocky Mountains in your back yard. My athletic endeavors started on the bike, I would get out and ride whenever I could. In 2011 I moved to Oxford, England for work. I missed the sunshine and mountains, but discovered my passion for running. When I moved back to Colorado I started combining cycling and running, so it was only natural that I started competing in triathlons. I took second place at my first sprint, and caught the bug. Today I'm training for my first Ironman.

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