Sarah Butler
ECCO Sport
Global Sport PR Manager +45 7491 1625

ECCO Athlete Michelle Vesterby Finishes Third in Abu Dhabi

Danish Star Wears BIOM EVO Racer En Route to Podium Finish


Danish brand ECCO – a global leader in footwear innovation– announces that staff athlete Michelle Vesterby finished on the podium at the Abu Dhabi triathlon March 15 while competing in the brand’s BIOM EVO RACER shoes.

Coming out of the water in second place, the 30-year-old Dane biked and ran with the leaders for the remainder of the race, ultimately finishing behind Australia’s Mellissa Hauschildt and Yvonne van Vlerken of the Netherlands. Competing in warm conditions, temperatures reached 35°C, Vesterby benefitted from the ultra-light shoes with superb ventilation.

“This was my first competition since my off-season so I wanted to concentrate on a good effort,” says Vesterby. “Although it was a very hard day today, I am proud of my result and look forward to improving as the season progresses.”

This race builds upon a successful 2013 campaign during which Vesterby finished eighth at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and completed her first sub-nine hour at Ironman Arizona.

“Michelle comes into this season with a great mindset, knowing she can compete among the world’s best athletes,” says Matthias Schwarte, Marketing Manager, ECCO Sport. “She has excelled training and racing on the advanced BIOM EVO platform and we look forward to seeing her success as the season continues.”

For further inspiration, please visit

About ECCO

More than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have walked the earth since 1963, when Karl Toosbuy founded the company in Denmark. ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process - from leather production through manufacturing in its own factories and all the way to its stores. ECCO's Scandinavian design philosophy, "The shoe must follow the foot", is guiding the company. ECCO creates high-comfort, functional, stylish shoes and timeless bags, accessories, small leather goods and shoe care products. Still family owned, ECCO is headquartered in Denmark and employs more than 19,500 people of 57 nationalities worldwide. ECCO products can be found in the 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations in 85 countries.

< Back to Press