Vice world champion Kat Matthews today became the first woman to finish a full distance triathlon in under eight hours
At the Pho3nix Sub7 and Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift, today was yet another day of swim, bike and run, with race day finally confirmed as happening on June 5th.
As race day looms ever nearer, our four athletes are starting to feel the enormity of the task they have taken upon themselves.
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.
Featuring Olympians, world champions and professional marathoners names as pacemakers for Sub7 Sub8 teams
World Class Cyclists And Triathletes Chosen By Spirig And Matthews To Deliver Them Sub8 Performances
Both teams include some of Britain’s top time trialists that are more attuned to beating each other, but now united in a common goal.
Nicola Spirig is back in training camp for the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift, less than two months after breaking her collarbone and ribs and puncturing a lung in a bike crash
With the countdown on to #Sub7Sub8, Pho3nix are launching the DEFY YOUR IMPOSSIBLE challenge.
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.
A winter training update from Alistair and Nicola as they prepare to Defy the Impossible.
Conventional wisdom holds that finishing an iron distance triathlon in under 8 hours for female athletes is a matter of when, not if. Finish times have steadily fallen, and the current record is less than 20 minutes away from the 8-hour mark.
Olympic gold and silver medalist Nicola Spirig has joined the Sub8 Project and set her sights on shattering the iron distance world record.
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