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XX2i Optics Teams Up With Olympic Hopeful and 5-Time Canadian National Running Team Member Natasha LaBeaud Anzures

XX2i Optics Teams Up With Olympic Hopeful and 5-Time Canadian National Running Team Member Natasha LaBeaud Anzures



Denver, CO – XX2i Optics, crafters of award-winning polarized and performance sunglasses, is proud to announce a sponsorship with legendary Canadian runner and 2016 Olympic hopeful Natasha LaBeaud Anzures.


XX2i has absolutely taken off in the running community, so we are excited to represent one of the world’s best runners as she aims for a Rio qualification,” said Paul Craig, President of XX2i Optics. “Natasha’s skills, passion and charitable efforts perfectly align with the DNA and vision of XX2i Optics, and it’s an honor to work with such an amazing athlete and wonderful person. As she trains, races and sets new records, we’ll be supporting her every step of the way.”


In addition to her National Team membership, Natasha was the second place Canadian Marathoner in 2014, qualifier for the 2015 Canadian Pan American and World XC Teams, and is the current Canadian National Record Holder with the Chiba Ekiden relay team.


“My major goal this year is to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, but I am constantly setting goals for overall personal bests,” Natasha shared. “I would also like to challenge the Canadian 10k and marathon national records soon.”


Outside of her impressive running accolades, Natasha cofounded the non-profit organization 2nd Recess, a health centered 501(c)(3) youth nonprofit serving San Diego County. Since their inception in the summer of 2011, the focus of 2nd Recess has been to inspire youth and their families to be active through running. By introducing kids to fun and fitness, they build healthy habits and reduce their instances of obesity in adulthood.


With the help of XX2i Optics, Natasha is destined to reach great heights as an athlete and a philanthropist in 2016. “I love that XX2i Optics offers a variety of products that are functional and look good while running fast,” she noted. “I don’t have to worry about the glasses shifting as I move, which allows me to focus on a workout or race, and not worry about my sunglasses. With XX2i Optics, I can trust that the frames are going to work through every race and every workout perfectly.”


“I really like the France1 frames, especially with the options to change the lenses based on conditions.   When I need polarized protection I can easily swap out lenses. There are bright colors frames to boot, which means I can wear bright pink or lime green too— my favorites!”


Follow along with Natasha’s bid for Rio on her Twitter account @Tashyrunner
and see her favorite XX2i Optics sunglasses at:


About XX2i Optics

XX2i Optics was created to offer unparalleled value and technology at an affordable price to athletes and weekend warriors alike. Since its launch, XX2i Optics products have received numerous awards including the Gear Institutes "Best Value” award and Outside Magazine's "Killer Value” award. XX2i polarized and polarized readers employ the latest polarized and rear surfacing technology, providing the same amazing quality seen on products three times their cost. Dual and Single Kits offer a multitude of frame and lens options to triathletes, cyclists and runners. To learn more go to


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