In the 7th Annual World Championships of Elliptical Cycling, both the returning female and male champions defended their titles. Rusty Snow continued his stranglehold on the event, cruising to his fifth straight victory. Sarah Brown sliced more than 4 minutes off the women’s record that she set last year. She is now the fastest woman ever in the event by more than 12 minutes.
Olympic Marathon trials qualifier Brandon Birdsong could shake up the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling as a late entry to the elite field. Birdsong has been riding an ElliptiGO bike for cross-training and to stay active after tearing his peroneal tendon. He said, "The ElliptiGO World Championships, being uphill, sounds like an opportunity to test myself and the training that I have been doing."
Each year, the field for the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling includes track stars, ultra runners, triathletes, world record holders, American ninja warriors, sporting legends and more. This year will be no different. Here's a preview of the key contenders to keep an eye on during the 11.69mi, 4,209ft climb of the 2016 event.
If you're planning to participate in the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling, you may be wondering, “How do I prepare to climb 4209ft across 11.69mi at a steady average grade of over 7% … and survive?” We give veteran advice on training - even if you don't have hills to ride in your area.
Since its beginning in 2010, the 11.69mi, 4209-foot climb up Palomar Mountain’s South Grade has played host to the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling. Elite athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds, as well as competitive early-adopters of elliptical cycling have established this course as the ultimate measure of one’s ElliptiGO fitness.
When we set out to create the world’s first outdoor elliptical bike, our dream was not just to create a revolutionary new product, but also to launch a new competitive sport. In 2010, we took our first step toward realizing that dream by hosting the first ever Elliptical Cycling World Championships.
The 3rd Annual ElliptiGO Winter Classic in Phoenix, AZ. Start planning now to join ElliptiGO elliptical bike riders from across the country for a weekend of riding, socializing and FUN! Details about the entire weekend's events will be posted here in September, but don't wait until then to start planning your trip.