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Elite athlete suits stolen from London

blueseventy expo van stolen from Docklands at Great London Swim

Theft has left Blueseventy without a selection of Elite suits used at the Great London Swim. Elite athletes returned their modified Helix wetsuits to the safe hands of the blueseventy event team.

The theft of the blueseventy expo vehicle from outside their Docklands hotel has left staff scouring online sales sites in search of the suits. The series of custom Helix suits feature unique arm colors and are printed for ease of recognition during television broadcast.

Dean Jackson of blueseventy stated. “To come out of the Ramada hotel in the Docklands and see an empty space where the vehicle was left is quite sickening, especially knowing all the effort that went into ensuring the elites had custom suits of their colour and size choice.”

Blueseventy request anyone with information to come forward. Jackson also stated “if you are buying a suit from through a private sale please be vigilant and ask searching questions when being offered any suits for sale, either in person or online. An authorised blueseventy dealer is the only fully legitimate place to buy a suit.”

Anyone who comes across these suits, particularly those with the following elite athlete surnames, should contact blueseventy immediately.

Helix elite suits with rear surname printing:

Allen, Lurz, Carry, Patten, Haerle, Wolfgarten, Oberson

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.