Days after deboer wetsuits announced the signing of Jan Frodeno, they have added Daniela Ryf to the team for 2019. Like Frodeno, Ryf signed a three-year partnership. “I was impressed with the whole team’s attention to detail and dedication to create a high-performance wetsuit.,” says Ryf. “I’m very excited to be part of the deboer team.”
Ryf brings an impressive resume to the deboer team. In 2014, she won her first of four Ironman 70.3 world championships. She has also won the last four editions of the Ironman world championships, including a record-setting performance in 2018 (8:26:18).
The Queen of Ironman has already begun 2019 right where she left off, winning the Ironman 70.3 event in Oceanside, California in commanding fashion. Ryf is expected to make her Ironman debut in Texas, at the North American Regional Championship (April 27th).
At the age of 31, Ryf is in the prime of her career, and deboer is excited to partner with the Swiss athlete as she pursues a fifth Ironman and 70.3 world title. “Ryf has raised the bar for women in the sport, and she makes plenty of the pro men nervous whenever she’s on the start line,” says Alex de Boer, co-founder of deboer wetsuits. “We’ve seen how hard Ryf work’s day-in and day-out to get the best version of herself to the start line. Seeing that drive motivates us to ensure we are providing her with the best equipment for race day.” In 2019, you can expect to see Ryf using the Fjord 1.0 and Flōh 1.0 wetsuits, and the Tsunami swimskin.