Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic saw indoor racing grind to a halt. With race organizers around the world looking for solutions to replace their usual events, virtual racing became a priority project and we started working on ErgRace Online. Continue Reading ›
Kirsten Kline’s typical day starts at 3:00 a.m. when she drinks a cup of coffee and jumps on the Concept2 RowErg for her first session. She then heads out to her rowing club and trains on the water, making it home before her workday starts at 8:30 a.m.
The World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints is a joint initiative between Concept2 and World Rowing. To take part, all you have to do is row 1000 metres on the Concept2 Indoor Rower (Model A-E Indoor Rowers only, no Dynamic or Indoor Rowers on Slides) at any point between March 10-14 and post your time to the Concept2 Online Logbook. Continue Reading ›
This year’s World Rowing Indoor Championships was definitely one for the books. As with so much in the past year, the Coronavirus pandemic meant a sudden change of plans and a lot of extra creativity, all of which resulted in the first ever virtual World Rowing Indoor Championships taking place February 23-27, 2021.
World Rowing and their partners put on a truly impressive event, incorporating a live race tracker, live video from many of the athletes plus commentators from the UK, Australia and the US, all of which helped to create a live event feel. In total, 763 athletes from 63 different countries raced over three days, all online from the comfort of their own home or gym (if racing 2000 metres can ever be described as comfortable!). Continue Reading ›
Working in partnership with World Rowing (FISA), USRowing and the Long Beach Sprints, Concept2 is pleased to announce the location of the second World Rowing Indoor Championships. The event will be staged in Long Beach, California, USA on February 24 2019. It will combine with the Long Beach Sprints and will also serve as the inaugural USRowing Indoor National Championships. Continue Reading ›
Working in partnership with World Rowing (FISA), USRowing and the Erg Sprints organizing committee of Alexandria, Virginia, USA, Concept2 can now announce that next year will see the first World Rowing Indoor Championships, to be staged in Alexandria on February 17–18, 2018. Continue Reading ›
At the end of July, world records fell at The World Games. Olena Buryak (Ukraine) set a new 2k world record of 6:22.8. In addition to setting a new fastest time in the Olympic distance, she also set a new world record in the 500m sprint distance. Her world record now stands at 1:24.5. Continue Reading ›
In response to increased participation in our World Records and the expansion of our equipment offerings, Concept2 is introducing several new world record categories. Today, we are announcing world records for pieces done using Slides and a limited number of categories for pieces done using the Dynamic Indoor Rower. Continue Reading ›