Nicole DeBoom

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Born (1972-02-17) February 17, 1972 (age 50)
Chicago, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
OccupationCEO
TitleCEO, Skirt Sports
Spouse(s)Tim DeBoom

Nicole DeBoom (born February 2, 1972) is an American Chief executive officer and founder of Skirt Sports, a women's Sportswear. She is also a retired professional triathlon and Swimming (sport). DeBoom's inspiration for the company was based on her experience as a runner and she wore a prototype skirt for her win at the 2004 Ironman Triathlon.[1]

Early Life

DeBoom was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up, she excelled at swimming and qualified for the 1988 United States Olympic trials (swimming)|Olympic Trials. DeBoom graduated from Yale University.[2]

Career

DeBoom started her own company, Skirt Sports, in 2005.[3] She designed the skirt she wore for her 2004 Ironman Wisconsin win, which was a prototype for her future products.[4] DeBoom used the $5K race prize money to invest in her future company.[5] DeBoom focuses her products on being practical for women athletes, designed to not interfere with running and other forms of athletic competition. The company saw over $10M in revenue from 2012 through 2014.[3]

In 2013, DeBoom teamed with Kathrine Switzer to create a clothing line to honor Switzer's achievement of running in the Kathrine Switzer#1967 Boston Marathon|1967 Boston Marathon as the first officially registered female competitor, completing the race despite physical assault from a Jock Semple|race manager during the event.[6]

In 2020, Skirt Sports was acquired by ZOOMA Women’s Race Series, with DeBoom remaining as CEO.[7]

Triathlon accomplishments

Ironman Wisconsin

Other notable accomplishments

  • 2001 Boulder Peak Triathlon: 1st[9]
  • 2002 Boulder Peak Triathlon: 1st[10]
  • 2003 Boulder Peak Triathlon: 3rd[11]
  • 2004 Boulder Peak Triathlon: 1st[12]
  • 2010 Outdoor Divas Sprint Triathlon: 1st[13]

Personal life

Nicole is married to Tim DeBoom, also a retired professional triathlete.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nicole DeBoom". Runner's World. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  2. "Nicole DeBoom". Utah State University. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hendee, Caitlan (February 6, 2015). "Skirt Sports founder turns running cute into more than $10 million in sales". The Business Journals. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  4. Zissu, Alexandra (October 12, 2011). "Running Skirts Go Girly". The New York Times.
  5. Athena, Emma (May 2, 2021). "The Best Active Skirts for Every Adventure". Outside (magazine).
  6. Porecca, Laura (January 22, 2015). "Groundbreaking marathoner Kathrine Switzer dresses to progress". The Daily Free Press.
  7. "Skirt Sports Acquired By ZOOMA Women's Race Series". Running Insight. September 8, 2020.
  8. McFarland, Kristen. "Never Say Never". Colorado Triathlete. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  9. McFarland, Kristen. "2001 Boulder Peak Triathlon". Colorado Triathlete. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  10. McFarland, Kristen. "Boulder Peak Triathlon". Colorado Triathlete. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  11. McFarland, Kristen. "Nicole DeBoom Wraps Up Stellar Season". Colorado Triathlete. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  12. McFarland, Kristen. "Shall We Make it Four? Nicole DeBoom Defends Her Title Yet Again At Boulder Peak". Colorado Triathlete. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  13. "USA Triathlon Results". USA Triathlon. Retrieved 2022-06-04.

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