Sakura Sun was inspired by one of SMASH Co-Founder Hillary's favorite ironman experiences. She was fortunate enough to celebrate her 36th ironman in the final running (though no one knew it at the time) of Ironman Japan on Fukue Island, Nagasaki. Though the race exists today, it is in a different location. Hillary's first trip to Japan and visit to this lush green island, staying with a local family amidst the rice paddies, ranks as one of her all-time favorite "life experiences," thanks to a career in ironman. She says that although Ironman Japan was actually one of her "worst races," it is these unique cultural experiences that have stuck with her over the years, and for which she is most grateful.
We've learned that some ladies prefer a half-zip in their tri top, and to wear their own sports bra instead of a built-in one. So we made our Sakura Sun tri top with a half-zip and no built-in bra underneath.
**Sizing note: Please note that Finding Kona and Horizon two-piece tri kits fit looser than our others and many wear a full size smaller in those designs, especially the shorts. **