The Timex Factory Team was launched in mid-2012 with the goal of creating a larger community of Timex athletes. The application for the Timex Multisport Team saw well over 1,000 resumes each year although only a handful of new applicants could make the cut due to the size restrictions on the team of 50 athletes. Many very qualified athletes were turned down for years. There was an obvious need for a second team to provide support for a larger group of athlete ambassadors and with the support from Timex and a small group of partners, the Timex Factory Team was born.
With only a few years under it's belt, the Timex Factory Team is now home to over 300 athletes worldwide and is supported by industry leading partners including Trek, Castelli, blueseventy, Wahoo Fitness, Zealios, NormaTec, ICE Friction - and the list keeps growing.
The Timex Factory Team is also a stepping stone for athletes looking to race on the Timex Multisport Team. Kathryn Taylor was the first athlete to make the jump in 2014, after a stellar season on the Timex Factory Team in 2013. 2017 saw two former Factory Team athletes, James Burke and Elyse Gallegos, stun the triathlon world by winning both male and female overall titles at Ironman Florida as Timex Multisport athletes. The Timex Factory Team will continue to be a launching pad for elite and inspirational athletes alike.
The Timex Factory Team application for 2018 is now OPEN and will close December 31st, 2017
Photography courtesy of Tristan Brown and Dennis Meeker