Everybody loves sprinters. Whether it's the sight of Usain Bolt styling it out after destroying the field; cyclists slowly teetering around the top of the velodrome before swooping down the boards; or watching dragsters that look like a wedge of brie with tractor wheels at the back and baby carriage wheels at the front, speed demons have always captured the imagination. Continue Reading ›
From the ashes of the old British Indoor Rowing Championship comes the new British Rowing Indoor Championship. The race takes place on February 8 at the Olympic Velodrome in Lee Valley, London, and promises to be the highlight of the British indoor race scene. As the name change suggests, the race is now being run by British Rowing, and there's the exciting prospect of our top Olympians taking part. Continue Reading ›
A great season of international racing ended this summer at the World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan race course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concept2 was fortunate to be there to provide service to all athletes using Concept2 oars, and we had a great view of the racing from our trailer. Continue Reading ›
We'd like you to meet Darlene Brennan. You may recognize that name if you have done any Concept2 team challenges, because quite often, she is at the top of the challenge standings board, rowing for the ANCIENTS team. Since 2008, she has taken part in eighteen team challenges where she ranked #1 on the individual standings eight times. In four of the eighteen challenges, she easily completed more than one million meters and in eight, she completed more than two million meters. She also set 2 new world records recently for lightweight 70-79 women—one for rowing a million meters in thirteen days and the other for rowing 100,000 meters in just under 12 hours. How does she do it and what's her secret? Darlene visited Concept2 recently and shared a little of her story. Continue Reading ›
To help support CrossFit affiliates worldwide, CrossFit Rowing coaches are now expanding their course offerings internationally. This autumn, CrossFit Rowing instructor Erin Cafaro will be conducting a series of CrossFit Rowing Trainer Courses throughout Europe, including one at CrossFit Nottingham on September 27. Continue Reading ›
Team USA Olympian Hannah Dressigacker illustrated this guide to biathlon in 2014 while she was competing in Sochi, Russia. Although European audiences for Biathlon events set viewership records, the sport is just starting to catch on in the United States, and Hannah's goal was to help her followers better understand the sport.