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. We will, of course, continue to maintain “static” indoor rower records. Continue Reading ›
One of the best features of Concept2 ergs (ski or rowing) is that they accurately measure the work you’re doing. In addition, the flywheel calibrates itself on every rundown to take ambient conditions into account, so someone at altitude can compare their erg time with someone at sea level, regardless of the weather and environmental conditions.
What’s so great about this? It means you can race! You can compare your times and distances with friends and competitors in another state, country or continent. It also makes the SkiErg a great tool for tracking your training progress by comparing your performance in a certain workout from one time to the next. Continue Reading ›
The 34th World Indoor Rowing Championship, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints, took place on March 1, 2015, at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachussetts. Nearly 2300 athletes raced from 34 countries, with competitors ranging in age from 12 to 90. 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 ›
The 5th Annual SkiErg World Sprints will be held this coming weekend, November 8–10, 2013.
This 1000-meter virtual race gives you the opportunity to compare your time against others worldwide in a one-weekend showdown of speed. You can participate in your home, at school, or at a club—all it takes is access to a SkiErg. Continue Reading ›
Since the SkiErg was introduced in June 2009, we’ve had thousands of entries in the Rankings, so we thought it was finally time to recognize some official records. To start off with, we only have World and American records for 500m and 1000m, but we’re sure that as more people catch the record-setting bug we’ll be adding extra categories in the future. Continue Reading ›
People row ultra-distances for various reasons. Sometimes it’s a personal goal, just to see if they have what it takes, or their teammates goad them into it and they succumb to the pressure. Other times, it’s good training for rowing across the ocean, or it’s just because there is a record to be broken. Matthew Rockett, however, a 28-year-old from Sheffield, England, set an ultra-distance world record on February 12 (Individual Longest Continual Row in 64 hours), and successfully raised money for Sport Relief 2012 and the family of his late friend and ultra-distance rower Roberta Dikeman. Continue Reading ›