VirtualSportsRacing.com and Wilson Endurance Sports LLC announce the World’s First Virtual Duathlon
March 23, 2020
Dallas, TX – March 23, 2020 – VirtualSportsRacing.com and Wilson Endurance Sports LLC, today announced the world’s first virtual duathlon, for beginners and experienced athletes alike, who are looking for a virtual challenge to stay healthy and competitive in this time of crisis.
The international event, which is the world’s first-ever virtual duathlon, consists of run, bike and run segments of 2 miles, 10 miles and 2 miles respectively.
According to Coach Mark Wilson, co-owner of Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC, “In this time of uncertainty, this virtual duathlon is a great way for beginners and experienced athletes alike to participate in and experience a global virtual challenge from the safety of their own homes or where relevant authorities allow”.
For the purposes of safety, the bike portion of the race will be strictly indoors only. It can be completed on any bike equipment with participants recording their times for the distance. The run portion may be completed indoors or outdoors, treadmill or trail, depending upon each athlete’s unique situation pertaining to COVID-19 restrictions and safety.
The challenge runs from March 23rd to April 30th 2020 and athletes may complete each segment in any order, at any time during these dates. Their fastest segment times will be recorded for their overall position with times normalized to the precise race distances.
Wilson states, “We chose the VirtualSportsRacing.com platform for this multi-sport challenge because of its broad applicability and ease of use for all participants. They can use any equipment and gain the benefits of a personalized activity dashboard, detailed split times and full age group results and rankings.”
Athletes interested in participating in the VirtualSportsRacing & Wilson Endurance Sports World-First Virtual Duathlon, can register at the race registration page at https://www.virtualsportsracing.com/vs/races/view/13.
Event organizers and race directors interested in hosting their own events on the platform can contact VirtualSportsRacing at [email protected] or via the Event Organizers page at https://www.virtualsportsracing.com/event-organizers/.
VirtualSportsRacing was founded by a team of experienced athletes and tech professionals including a U.S. national champion and one of the pioneers of the sport of triathlon. We know nothing beats the experience of race day and saw an opportunity to open up and extend the participant journey to incorporate virtual race experiences which can be completed anytime, anywhere.
By working in close conjunction with event organizers, brands and causes, our goal is to promote an ongoing, healthy lifestyle for all participants while helping these organizations fuel their member-driven and purpose-driven objectives.
For more information, visit virtualsportsracing.com.
About Wilson Endurance Sports LLC
Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC was formed in 2017 by husband and wife team, Mark and Tonia Wilson. Mark has been a triathlon coach for 20+ years, a 10X Ironman Finisher, 9X USAT All American and professional race director. Based out of Cassadaga, NY, the company produces 28 multi-sport and running events across NY State and CT as well as host to 3 triathlon camps, one being in Kona, Hawaii, in October each year. WES prides themselves on hosting what they believe is the key to the future of our sport: grassroots racing. Athlete friendly, family centered, and welcoming to athletes of all levels and abilities.
For more information, visit https://www.coachmarkwilson.com.
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