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Ageless Inspiration: Stories of Three Remarkable Women Indoor Rowers

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Sep 29, 2023

This post comes to us from Sarah Fuhrmann, owner of UCanRow2. UCanRow2 provides inclusive flywheel-based workouts, training programs, and Concept2 certification to athletes and coaches of all ages and stages around the world.

In the world of indoor rowing, age is never a barrier. Not to getting fit, competing, or teaching others the joys of our sport.

Meet Lou Ellyn Helman, Helen Hossack Driediger, and Polli Schildge—three incredible women whose stories exemplify what we’ve always said: Rowing meets you where you are and takes you as far as you want to go. Continue Reading ›

Making Rowing Waves in Tahiti

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Sep 14, 2023

kevin scott rowing classThe RowErg keeps Kévin Scott busy. Very busy. He squeezes this interview around hosting an erg race that connects French Polynesia with rowing clubs in France and Oceania. The race is one of many events that Scott organizes from his home in Tahiti, all in the name of creating an ever-expanding, accessible rowing community.

So how did this French native end up on a South Pacific island espousing the virtues of indoor rowing? Continue Reading ›

Master of the Erg James Hall

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Jun 30, 2023

James hall with PM5“You may have heard of my brother, Eddie,” James Hall starts the interview. Eddie Hall is the former World’s Strongest Man and James is just as impressive. Sporting a massive 220 lb frame of muscle, James stands out from the usual RowErg and SkiErg users.

He also stands out as he holds the world record for the fastest ever SkiErg and RowErg times over 1000m as well as the 2000m record on the SkiErg. Continue Reading ›

Chasing PRs and Finding Purpose

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May 10, 2023

jameson on rowergIn the fall of 2018, I found myself in a situation that is unfortunately all too common—being in a caregiver role for a loved one. For those who have ridden the roller coaster of having a sick partner, family member or loved one, you know all too well the deep lows and heavy days that can come along with that. We can never put ourselves in another’s shoes or compare our stories to theirs, but I hope we can empathize with anyone who finds themselves in that role. Continue Reading ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

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Apr 17, 2023

woman on rowergFor those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. Its thousands of entries from users around the world can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

A New Challenge at WRICH!

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Feb 23, 2023

whrich rowerConcept2 is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH), staged this year as a hybrid event, February 25-26, 2023 in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada. Competitors will join the action both in person, and virtually in real time from around the world, using the same timing and results system. In addition to individual races at the 2000m and 500m distances, team 2000m relays and para races, this year’s championship will feature the Versa Challenge, a brand new competition made up of five different surprise events taking place over the two days in Toronto. Ten men and ten women will compete to be crowned the World Rowing Versa Champion. Continue Reading ›

Rowing World Champion Oliver Zeidler Sets His Sights on WRICH

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Feb 22, 2023

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German rower Oliver Zeidler originally came to prominence in indoor rowing when he won the World Games in Wroclaw in 2017 with a time of 5:42.0 in his first ever indoor race. His rowing career has gone from strength to strength since that first indoor race. On the water, he competed in the Tokyo Olympics, and is the current reigning World Champion in the Men’s Single Sculls. The 2023 World Indoor Rowing Championships in Mississauga, Toronto, February 25–26, sees him return to the world indoor stage for the first time since 2017, so we took the opportunity to sit down with him for a quick chat. Continue Reading ›