(ISN) – TORONTO–It is no secret that performing at the highest level in sport is a path fraught with challenges. Having the right partners in place is essential to overcoming those challenges and reaching the podium.

With the 2015 Pan Am Games and 2016 Rio Olympic Games squarely in its sights, Triathlon Canada has enlisted a new partner in PROJECT Clothing Co. as its official competition apparel and compression supplier to assist elite athletes gain an edge when representing the nation in these two high-profile events.

In addition, PROJECT Clothing will be the official competition apparel supplier to athletes selected to represent Canada at upcoming junior, under-23, para-triathlon and age group competitions, including the 2015 and 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final.

“Triathlon is a demanding discipline, and the fabric, cut and design of race-wear are critical elements in maximizing the athletes’ competitive edge,” said Tim Wilson, CEO, Triathlon Canada. “PROJECT Clothing Co. approaches its relationships with organizations such as ours as true partnerships – an element we feel is crucial to ensure we are delivering the resources our athletes need to succeed in their quest for international podiums.”

Based in Australia, PROJECT Clothing Co. has honed its craft in creating technical clothing in consultation with athletes and their sport organizations. The company is an exclusive supplier to numerous athletes and teams across a wide range of high-performance sports around the world.

“PROJECT clothing is excited to be partnering with Triathlon Canada for the next two years. In 2015, both elite and age group athletes will have the opportunity to be racing in our new Triathlon Super suit, which has a combination of two new cutting-edge performance fabrics developed specifically for the rigors of Triathlon racing. We will also be supplying the athletes with our new V2 compression range for enhanced recovery along with training tops and run tights with added Celliant technology for increased oxygenation. This will give all Canadian triathletes an unsurpassed level of performance apparel,” said Graeme Clarke Director & CEO of PROJECT Clothing Co. “We look forward to seeing the race gear in action at the first race of the season in Abu Dhabi.”