Oxygen Factor Motorcycle Racer Cal Collins Takes First Place at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Credits win to breathing Oxygen Factor while training and performing at altitude.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oxygen Factor, the leading brand in portable Sports Oxygen, sponsored Cal Collins, the winner of the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) lightweight motorcycle division. The Broadmoor's world-famous competition is "the second oldest motor sports race in America and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region," which cumulates at a 14,110 feet summit (1).
Collins, who finished first-place by a mere four seconds (winning time: 10:58.203 seconds), credits his near flawless run to using Oxygen Factor to help him overcome the physical and mental challenges of racing competitively at altitude. Collins said, "Oxygen Factor was the advantage that I needed to win this year. From helping me deal with the early mornings and high elevations, to giving my body an abundance of oxygen before the strenuous race, I can say that I'll be keeping a few cans of Oxygen Factor ready for my next race."
Oxygen Factor offers athletes portable canisters of 95% pure recreational breathing oxygen. The product allows an athlete to flood his or her muscles with supplemental oxygen prior to intense exertion, improving power, endurance and recovery. The benefits of Oxygen Factor also provide a mental and cognitive benefit - including improved mental clarity, as well as faster recall and reaction time (2). At elevation or sea level, athletes can use supplemental oxygen to concentrate and perform better, as well as speed up recovery.
"The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb," Collins reflected, "is such an incredible race. Nothing else compares to what the racers and fans experience during the weeklong event."
Collins said, "This year I felt particularly good in practice, and I can say with certainty that Oxygen Factor was a huge reason why. With about 4 hours of sleep, and sitting at over 10,000 feet elevation, it's pretty difficult to throw a leg over the bike and go ride as fast as you can. But instead of feeling groggy from a lack of sleep and gasping to catch my breath after strenuously kick starting my bike multiple times, I felt refreshed, focused - and very clear minded. It was easy to focus on the course and memorize the turns during practice."
In a nod to his dedication to months of training and his hard-earned win, Oxygen Factor is offering Collin's fans a 10% discount this month on portable oxygen canisters with the use of promo code PPIHC at oxygenfactor.com.
2. Scholey AB, Moss MC, Neave N, Wesnes K, "Cognitive Performance, Hyperoxia, and Heart Rate Following Oxygen Administration in Healthy Young Adults," Physiology & Behavior, 1999 Nov. 67(5):783-9.
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Oxygen Factor is an oxygen supplement designed to improve athlete strength, endurance and recovery. Oxygen Factor allows athletes to flood their bodies with supplemental oxygen on-demand: before, during or after exertion. Join the movement on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OxygenFactor), Twitter (https://twitter.com/oxygenfactor) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/oxygenfactor). NOTE: Any person with impaired heart or lung function or other medical conditions should consult with his or her physician prior to using Oxygen Factor products. Oxygen Factor products are intended for recreational, intermittent use only, not to be used as medical or life-saving device. Quality-controlled and filled in the U.S.A., Oxygen Factor canisters are made of recyclable aluminum and are 100% recyclable after use. For more information, visit www.oxygenfactor.com.
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