USA Triathlon, RemoteRacing To Host First-Ever Remote National Championships
by USA Triathlon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon, in partnership with RemoteRacing™, is hosting the first-ever Remote National Championships, an opportunity for athletes from across the United States to compete for an Olympic and sprint-distance national championship regardless of where they live and train.
Using RaceX's advanced simulation technology, RemoteRacing™ results will be “localized” to the course of the 2021 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee. Finish times for all athletes will be as if everyone was competing on the same course, in the same climate, on the same day. Also provided will be “equalized” results accounting for both gender and age to create a fair and level playing field.
“The energy and excitement of the multisport community at the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee this past August was unmatched and the Remote National Championships is a great opportunity to bring that spirit to people across the country,” says Victoria Brumfield, USA Triathlon Chief Business Development Officer and Chief of Staff. “RemoteRacing appeals to athletes of all types, from competitive to casual, by adding fun, variety and purpose to their training and enabling them to see how they stack up in advance of the 2022 event in Milwaukee.”
RemoteRacing™ uses patents-pending EnviroNorm® technology and the Equalizer™ to normalize participant results based on their remote environment and terrain, localize racing environments to simulate onsite race outcomes, and create a level playing field for all participants by adjusting individual performances to account for the physiological differences due to age and gender.
"We're tremendously excited to partner with USA Triathlon to launch the first-ever RemoteRacing event, centered around our sport's iconic National Championship," says Jeff Booher, CEO of Predictive Fitness. "Triathletes can now race from their own locations, with results that are meaningful, to enhance their onsite racing schedules."
While virtual racing offered an outlet for the multisport community to stay engaged during the early stages of the pandemic, RemoteRacing’s use of advanced technology and a well-thought-out set of rules adds a new and unique dynamic. Differences in courses and environment are all accounted for, as well as numerous methods for detecting abnormalities to prevent cheating.
Registration opens today and the event’s race window is open from November 11th-21st. Athletes must complete all three legs within the race window and activities must be done in swim-bike-run order.
Registration is $45 for athletes who register by Oct. 21 and $50 starting on Oct. 22, and will include an exclusive finisher’s medal. Additionally, all registrants will be eligible to receive prizes from Wahoo Fitness. A portion of the proceeds will support USA Triathlon Foundation's mission to transform lives through sport by opening pathways for all to swim, bike, and run.
Certified Coaches and members of Certified Clubs will receive a $10 discount on registration. Discount codes will be sent via email to eligible coaches and club leaders, who are asked to share with their respective club members.
Learn more about the Remote National Championships and engage with fellow athletes throughout the championships on social media using #USATRNC.
To donate to the USA Triathlon Foundation, or to learn more about the foundation and the programs it supports, visit usatriathlonfoundation.org.
RaceX® creates apps to help endurance athletes realize their full potential on race day. It utilizes each athlete’s training data and biometrics (including genetics), each race’s terrain and environment, and RaceX’s proprietary predictive analytics engine to help athletes achieve their best possible outcomes through Optimized Race Execution™. The MyRaceX™ app provides race pacing plans, predictions, what-if analysis, and race-rehearsal tools that help athletes turn their race potential into race reality. Learn more at www.MyRaceX.com.
About Predictive Fitness
Predictive Fitness uses big data and advanced analytics to transform individuals’ fitness data, biometrics, and genetics into highly accurate and actionable intelligence used to power apps for athletes and coaches as well as solutions for device manufacturers and race producers.
Predictive Fitness’s proprietary nSight™ technology (patent pending) is based on ongoing research and development that began in 2005. It’s comprised of a high-quality proprietary dataset of biometrics and performance data from more than 30 million optimized training sessions from more than 40,000 athletes worldwide. Data is acquired and analyzed using sophisticated data-normalizing technologies and numerous analytical and prescriptive capabilities such as data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other advanced analytics.
Predictive Fitness currently offers five unique applications powered by nSight that include RaceX®, TriDot®, RemoteRacing®, and TriDot’s Augmented Coaching™. Learn more at http://www.predictivefitness.com/.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).