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FuelBelt Makes the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for a Fourth Straight Year

BARRINGTON, R.I., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For a fourth year in a row, Inc. Magazine named FuelBelt, Inc. to its list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.



FuelBelt, Inc. continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in the endurance sports channel and is the only company in the sporting goods category to make the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row. Founded fourteen years ago by 31-time Ironman triathlete, Vinu Malik, of Barrington, RI, FuelBelt continues to experience unparalleled growth as demand for its products reaches new heights. A major contributing factor to FuelBelt's upward trend is their ability to partner with global brands such as Gatorade and, most recently, Starbucks. With FuelBelt, Inc. selling to over 5,000 retail stores world wide, its global distribution continues to reflect the growing participation levels of runners and the events they participate in.

"FuelBelt is the most authentic brand in the hydration and run accessories category and has an incredibly committed customer base. We create unique products that appeal to a fast growing population of athletes who enjoy training for events like triathlons and running races of varying distances. Making the Inc. 5000 for a fourth year in a row is the result of having long-range goals, an exceptional team, incredible customers, and families who support our efforts.  It's also a privilege to share this acknowledgement with such notable alumni as Zappos, Under Armour, Patagonia and Clif Bar," said founder and CEO, Vinu Malik.

Next on the agenda for FuelBelt will be the roll out of several new collections to be introduced at the start of 2011. For more information on the company and its diverse product offering, visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for official new product announcements.

About FuelBelt, Inc.

FuelBelt, Inc. is the world leader in hydration belts and accessories. Founded in 1997 by 7-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to evolve to serve the needs of athletes, from runners to cyclists, to competitive triathletes such as Ironman World Champions Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, personal bests, and have even been used at the Olympic world stage, where every effort and every second counts. For more information, please visit

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For further information: Colleen Riley, Media Relations of FuelBelt, Inc., +1-401-289-0724, ext. 113,