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.
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 meters can ever be described as comfortable!). Continue Reading ›
We're proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH). The virtual event in February will bring together the finalists from several virtual continental qualifying events, as well as from an open qualifying process, expanding the reach of this event to indoor rowers around the world! Continue Reading ›
With this year’s last 2k of the indoor season in the proverbial rearview, I am ready to shift gears. Post race season is a time to refocus and refresh, to evaluate last year’s goals and set new ones for the coming year. It is a natural time to examine things like technique and training plans--what worked, what did not, and how you can make changes. For a range of what works during this transition, I checked in with a few indoor stalwarts who medaled at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, California, USA. Continue Reading ›
The second World Rowing Indoor Championships took place on Sunday, February 24, in the sunny climes of Long Beach, California. There was strong international flavor throughout the entire day. For the first time, the biggest international team came from Mexico, with 44 athletes competing. There were also large teams from France, Great Britain and Germany, but athletes came from far afield, with 35 separate countries represented, including competitors from Japan, South Korea, Egypt and Chile. Continue Reading ›
Athletes compete on the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower, which has become the standard for indoor rowing competitions around the world. Each Model D Indoor Rower includes a powerful Performance Monitor that provides reliable data from race to race and between athletes. Over 700 competitors representing 171 clubs will race, 68 of them racing in para categories. The event is truly global, with athletes traveling from 36 different countries to event, hosted at the Walter Pyramid. Continue Reading ›
The second World Rowing Indoor Championships will take place on February 24, 2019, at California State University in Long Beach, California. The excitement is building as the race season kicks into gear. Visit our US and Canada and international race calendars to find an event near you. Although anyone can enter, Concept2 also funds athletes who meet a certain time standard. 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 ›