It’s December, which means you’re going to see a lot of year-end lists touting “the best of this” or “the most of that”. Whether it’s music or food or books, there’s bound to be a list that means way more to the author than the people who end up reading it.
Here at HOTSHOT, we’ve always done things a little differently. That’s why we’re presenting a list of the top moments of 2022 that matter most to you, our customers. So, without further ado, here are the Top Five Moments of 2022 in no particular order so you can choose your own favorite.
- All-time tennis great Roger Federer retires
After 24 years, 20 Grand Slam titles, 103 tournament championships, a couple of Olympic medals and 310 weeks as the #1 player in the world, The Swiss Maestro finally hung up his tennis shoes this past September. Rarely has the sports world seem a fiercer competitor on the court or a better person off it. For over two decades, Roger dominated virtually everywhere he played, racking up an astounding $130 million in prize money. When he wasn’t smashing a fuzzy yellow ball over a net, he devoted his time and resources to the Roger Federer Foundation which helps give disadvantaged children access to education and sports.
As a notorious cramper, Roger holds a special place in our hearts. We wish him a happy and relaxing retirement and if those cramps ever flare up, he knows where to find us.
- Gustav Iden wins the 2022 Ironman World Championship
The Ironman Kona World Championship is a grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 80º+ temperatures—a recipe for muscle cramps if there ever was one. But Gustav Iden made it look like a walk in the park. The 26-year-old Norwegian finished the triathlon in 7 hours, 40 minutes and 24 seconds, smashing the course record by nearly 11 minutes. In the process, he also set the record for the marathon run, clocking in at just over 2 hours and 36 minutes. What made all of this even more impressive is that it was Iden’s first time competing in Kona.
It's safe to say that on the fiery island of Kona, Gustav Iden was as cool as a Norwegian ice cap.
- Gabby Thomas sets a meet record at Doha Diamond League event
After suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain this past spring, setting a meet record wasn’t topmost in Gabby Thomas’ mind when she got to Doha in May. But, that’s exactly what she did, tying her idol Alyson Felix’s mark of 21.98 In the 200-meter sprint.
Gabby attributes her speedy comeback to ice baths, stretching, sleep and HOTSHOT:
“What you put in your body when you’re working through an injury can speed up or slow down your recovery time. HOTSHOT for Muscle Soreness works on the nerves around the muscles to prevent post-training aches and pains. I drink a HOTSHOT before my workouts because I know that tomorrow’s session will go a lot smoother without any residual discomfort from today’s efforts.
And when I’m training, I always keep HOTSHOT for Muscle Cramps close at hand. At the first sign of a cramp, I drink a HOTSHOT and get right back at it.”
We can’t wait to see what Gabby does in 2023.
- Special Olympian Thomas Cantara sets a world record at the Chicago Marathon
Thomas Cantara had run 19 marathons before he stepped to the starting line in Chicago this past October. But his 20th run would prove to be his most memorable. The Nashua, New Hampshire native finished the route in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds, a world-best time for a Special Olympian. The funny thing is that he thought he had hit a wall at the 21-mile mark. But he pushed through and set a blistering pace of sub-6 minutes per mile to break the previous record and grab an inspiring 261st place out of 40,000 runners.
- New England Free Jacks rugby team posts 13-3 record
In just their third year in Major League Rugby, our hometown Free Jacks earned themselves a spot in the Eastern Conference Final after an exceptional regular season. The team outperformed expectations in a campaign that featured a 10-game win streak and earned Coach of the Year honors for Scott Mathie and the Player of the Year award for Beaudein Waaka.
As a sponsor of the Free Jacks, we’re especially proud of the lads and can’t wait to see what they accomplish in 2023. We know they’re going to train hard and keep plenty of HOTSHOT on hand. As Head Athletic Trainer Mike Buonopane told us, “To keep our player’s bodies feeling fresh throughout the season, they need to put an emphasis on their recovery efforts. HOTSHOT for Muscle Soreness is a go to for our guys because it helps with muscle soreness recovery in a way other products can’t: by targeting the neurological cause of that lingering soreness.”
Bring on the new season!
We hope you had a wonderful 2022 and we wish you an even better 2023! Click here to order HOTSHOT for yourself and start the new year with no cramps or soreness.