Len Brownlie

Aerosports Research is a Sports Consultancy that offers a full range of aerodynamic design and testing capabilities to elite athletes, national sports organizations and leading sporting good manufacturers.

We have the one of the world's largest collections of human mannequin wind tunnel models and we are strategically located in Vancouver, B.C., site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Our test facilities include the University of British Columbia and University of Washington wind tunnels.

With over 30 years of wind tunnel testing experience and a lengthy client list of World Championship, Tour de France and Olympic medalists, we can help your organization reach the podium.

World Marathon Record

Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge on setting the official marathon world record of 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds at the 2018 Berlin marathon while wearing Nike’s aerodynamic shoes and apparel. Aerosportsresearch’s Len Brownlie is listed as an inventor on the patent for Aeroblades, the apparel based vortex generators that were worn by Kipchoge on his shorts and leg tape. » Read more

2:00.25 Marathon, May 6, 2017

Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge on running a 2 hour, 25 second marathon in Nike's new aerodynamic shoes and apparel. » Read more


Congratulations to Eric Guay and Manny Paradis-Osborne on their World Super-G Ski Championship Win and Third Place Finish at St. Moritz, Switzerland, February 8, 2017 in ski suits custom designed and tested by Helly Hanson, Qwixskinz and Aerosports Research » Read more
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Test Consultant: Len Brownlie, Ph.D.

Len Brownlie received a Ph.D in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Canada in 1993. His Ph.D thesis was a survey of techniques to reduce aerodynamic drag created by the racing apparel of downhill skiers, cyclists and runners. Len's M.Sc thesis also looked at the thermoregulatory consequences of wearing bodysuits during endurance exercise. Len has been an aerodynamics consultant to NIKE Inc.'s Project SWIFT since 1998. Project SWIFT has provided aerodynamic apparel to track athletes at the 2000–2016 Summer Olympic Games and to long track speed skating teams and ice hockey teams at the 2002–2010 Winter Olympics. Len has also acted as the aerodynamics advisor to three Tour d'France pro cycling teams, and Canada’s Own the Podium program for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

Len has also served as an aerodynamics advisor to the United States Cycling, Luge and Speed Skating Federations, Hockey Canada, Athletics Canada, Canadian Cycling Association, BellEaston Sports and Smith Optics.

Phone (604) 649-5724
email: firstsilver@hotmail.com



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