Ultra-Distance

100 Million Meters Strong: Richard Califano

Mar 25, 2019

Richard Califano (New Jersey, USA), 47, is a retired attorney and full-time running coach and tutor to his 12 year old twins, Matt and Alex. On February 6, 2019, he became the first member of the 100 Million Meter Club.

What does it take to be the first 100 Million Meter Club inductee?

A love of rowing and unwavering commitment.

Meet Richard Califano, whose accomplishments in rowing are much larger than his coxswain physique may suggest. Continue Reading ›

Concept2 at the CrossFit Games: Surprise!

Aug 22, 2018

A view of the CrossFit Games Marathon

The first week in August found several members of the Concept2 team at the 12th annual CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, providing event support, giving tips and technique coaching on our equipment, catching up with old friends, and making new ones. Concept2 has a long history with the CrossFit community, and this year was an especially exciting one as we saw Concept2 equipment in more events than ever, including the much-discussed, first-ever-for-CrossFit marathon row. What an experience. Continue Reading ›

Meet Ultra-Rower Darlene Brennan

Sep 10, 2014
KC Colt, Darlene Brennan and Dena Hirchak in front of Concept2
Darlene Brennan between Concept2's KC Colt and Dena Hirchak
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 ›

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