Sweden’s Norden, Svensson Victorious in IRONMAN VR3 PRO CHALLENGE
– Over 30,000 athletes from 137 nations registered to compete in IRONMAN VR3
– 72,000 people from around the globe have now joined IRONMAN Virtual Club platform
Four professional women capped off the third edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge by taking to the virtual bike course and going head-to-head in a sprint distance race simulation. It was Lisa Norden of Sweden taking the top spot on the podium in a closely contested race.
Utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality to race, the four professional women Jen Annett (CAN), Flora Duffy (BMU), Lisa Norden (SWE) and Pâmella Oliviera (BRA) all conquered two laps of the 20km bike virtual bike course. Norden completed the two laps of the sprint distance in simulation in a time of 58:24 while Duffy finished in second place with a time of 1:01:14. Annett took third position with a finishing time of 1:01:48 as Oliviera rounded out the four, clocking a time of 1:03:29.
The full broadcast of the women’s IRONMAN VR3 Pro Challenge can be viewed, HERE.
Professional women’s results:
|LAP 1||LAP 2||TOTAL BIKE TIME|
|1. Lisa Norden||SWE||00:29:21||00:29:57||00:58:24|
|2. Flora Duffy||BMU||00:30:11||00:31:03||01:01:14|
|3. Jen Annett||CAN||00:31:21||00:30:27||01:01:48|
|4. Pâmella Oliviera||BRA||00:31:54||00:31:34||01:03:29|
Four professional men capped off the third edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge by taking to the virtual bike course and going head-to-head in a sprint distance race simulation. It was Jesper Svensson of Sweden victorious in a tight race.
Utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality to race, the four professional men of Svensson, Igor Amorelli (BRA), Kyle Buckingham (ZAF), and Cody Beals (CAN) all conquered two laps on the 20km virtual bike course. Svensson completed the two laps of the sprint distance simulation in a time of 53:29 including the day’s fastest lap of 26:34 to take the win. Buckingham finished in second place with a time of 55:18 while Beals took third position with a time of 55:54. Amorelli rounded out the four just 12 seconds behind Beals, clocking a time of 56:06.
The full broadcast of the men’s IRONMAN VR3 Pro Challenge can be viewed, HERE.
Professional men’s results:
|LAP 1||LAP 2||TOTAL BIKE TIME|
|1. Jesper Svensson||SWE||00:26:34||00:26:55||0:53:29|
|2. Kyle Buckingham||ZAF||00:27:23||00:27:55||0:55:18|
|3. Cody Beals||CAN||00:28:01||00:27:53||0:55:54|
|4. Igor Amorelli||BRA||00:27:31||00:28:35||0:56:06|
In total, over 30,000 other athletes from more than 137 nations and all 50 states set out to participate in the IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series event, which began Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. GMT (2 p.m. ET). The race requires athletes to complete three segments, including a 1.5km Run, 20km Ride, then 5km Run by the race close, Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m. GMT (7:59 p.m. ET). Competitors can complete the segments in any order and are not required to do the segments consecutively. Athletes are able to compete anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Bringing the IRONMAN community together virtually, the IRONMAN® Virtual Club™ continues to grow and now has 72,000 members on the platform with thousands completing IRONMAN Virtual Club Challenges since its recent launch.Follow us
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