THE BIKE.

2.4mi

112mi

26.2mi

On a flat course designed for maximum attack, the 112 mile bike leg just might be the most crucial part of the Sub7 and Sub8 attempts. Each athlete will be given complete control over how they choose to draft off their pace-making team. Time can be made up here with clever tactics, but there is no substitute for supreme power.

THE BIKE

How will our athletes fare?

Alistair
Brownlee

Dual Olympic Champion

There is only one place to find Alistair Brownlee during the bike leg, and that is off the front and pushing the pace. The Brit and his brother Jonny have revolutionised the tactics of the sport – full gas from the start. Good luck keeping up.

It seems crazy now, but Lucy Charles-Barclay had never ridden a road bike prior to 2014. Since then, the 3-time Ironman Vice World Champion has spent countless hours both outdoors and on the turbo trainer building the mental and physical toughness that has propelled her to the top of the sport.

Lucy
Charles-Barclay

Multiple Iron Distance Race Winner

Kristian
Blummenfelt

Half Ironman World Record Holder

If you are mid-pack coming out of the swim, one man to look for is Kristian Blummenfelt. The Norwegian has an engine like no other, and routinely drags others with him on the way to the front of a race. The ultimate power triathlete.

Nicola Spirig knows how to meet any challenge on the bike. Whilst strong on technical short courses, the Swiss legend truly comes into her own when the distances get longer and she is allowed to impress herself upon a race, forcing rivals to dig deep to stay with her.

Nicola
Spirig

Dual Olympic Medalist

By the Numbers

IRONMAN WC RECORD
PACE

26.98
mph

PACE REQUIRED
FOR 3:45 HOUR
TARGET

30
mph

TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE RECORD PACE

31.3
mph

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Can it be done?

Sub 3:45 HRS? (Men)

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Can it be done?

Sub 4:15 HRS? (Women)

Join us as we defy the impossible

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THE LATEST

NICOLA SPIRIG

NICOLA SPIRIG

Olympic gold and silver medalist Nicola Spirig has joined the Sub8 Project and set her sights on shattering the iron distance world record.

KRISTIAN BLUMMENFELT

KRISTIAN BLUMMENFELT

Ironman 70.3 world record holder Kristian Blummenfelt will put his speed to the test over twice the distance in 2022.

LUCY CHARLES-BARCLAY

LUCY CHARLES-BARCLAY

Three-time Ironman World Championship runner-up Lucy Charles-Barclay is taking aim at the iron distance world record, signing on to the Sub-8 Project.