Triathlon - Hammering Since: 2003
My name is Stephen Armes, and I started doing triathlons in 1997. As my training and racing career progressed, I constantly looked for nutritional products that did not upset my stomach. In early 2003, I received a race packet containing Hammer Gel samples. I tried them out during training and was pleasantly surprised by how great they tasted, and more importantly, they did not upset my stomach. Through the 2003 season, I started using Hammer Nutrition products exclusively for all my training & racing nutrition. The nutrition, coupled with hard work, translated to better race results. In 2004 it was humbling to be brought into the Hammer Nutrition family as a sponsored athlete, and I have been privileged to be a part of it ever since. As I grew in the sport of triathlon, it was nice to have Hammer Nutrition support me in chasing my dreams. Over the years, I’ve used virtually every product that Hammer Nutrition offers and have spoken with countless people about the tremendous benefits. The sport of triathlon has allowed me to race not only in the United States but for the United States in international competitions. Hammer Nutrition has assisted me in obtaining numerous podiums through the years, including two California State Championship titles and a bronze medal at the World Games. Certainly, it took hard work, but without the feeling that Hammer Nutrition provides, my success would not have been possible. Fortunately, my athletic career translated into a coaching career, allowing me to partner with corporations seeking to utilize the bike for organizational team building. As the current VP of US Operations for Walton Endurance, I am thrilled to have the ability to continually introduce more and more athletes to the wonderful lineup of high-quality Hammer Nutrition products. Thank you to Hammer Nutrition for the great products and the unlimited support throughout the years.