Aside from the talent and fitness of our champion athletes Nicola Spirig and Kat Matthews, use of technology and strategy are seen as key in the attempt to finish a full distance triathlon in under eight hours at the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift.
We draw the curtain back for a glimpse into how these two triathlon stars are dialling in their respective attempts to go Sub7.
Featuring Olympians, world champions and professional marathoners names as pacemakers for Sub7 Sub8 teams
The Dekra Lausitzring was chosen after an exhaustive global search for the fastest possible course for the Phoenix Sub7 and Sub8 attempt.
The six-time Ironman Hawaii winner has calculated that the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, powered by Zwift will provide conditions for an even faster time than expected.
Olympic gold and silver medalist Nicola Spirig has joined the Sub8 Project and set her sights on shattering the iron distance world record.
Ironman 70.3 world record holder Kristian Blummenfelt will put his speed to the test over twice the distance in 2022.
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.
Two-time and reigning Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee has characteristically backed himself to become the new iron distance world record holder, adding his name to the Sub7 Project.