If you look up the records for the SkiErg in the age category Women 30-39, one name will jump out at you: Morgan McGrath. In the last year, Morgan has gone for almost every SkiErg record possible—and claimed the majority of them—but things didn’t start out that way. Continue Reading ›
In the last four years, Australian Kate Hilliard has become a SkiErg sensation by claiming more than a half-dozen world records. Now, her biggest opponent is herself. At the 2021 SkiErg Sprints Kate smashed her own 1000-metre record, finishing in a time of 3:18.5. Continue Reading ›
Dean Smith isn’t a stranger to owning athletic records, but he discovered his rowing prowess only later in life. At 95, he now holds the men’s lightweight age 90-99 2k world record with a time of 9:55.8. His new record shaves over 30 seconds from the previous time. Continue Reading ›
Kirsten Kline’s typical day starts at 3:00 a.m. when she drinks a cup of coffee and jumps on the Concept2 RowErg for her first session. She then heads out to her rowing club and trains on the water, making it home before her workday starts at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s World Rowing Indoor Championships was definitely one for the books. As with so much in the past year, the Coronavirus pandemic meant a sudden change of plans and a lot of extra creativity, all of which resulted in the first ever virtual World Rowing Indoor Championships taking place February 23-27, 2021.
World Rowing and their partners put on a truly impressive event, incorporating a live race tracker, live video from many of the athletes plus commentators from the UK, Australia and the US, all of which helped to create a live event feel. In total, 763 athletes from 63 different countries raced over three days, all online from the comfort of their own home or gym (if racing 2000 metres can ever be described as comfortable!). Continue Reading ›
Elvira Ek first stood out to us in the 2020 SkiErg World Sprints: the 18-year-old from Gothenburg, Sweden, set a new age group world record during the 1000m event by breaking the past records by 15 seconds. It’s remarkable in how quickly she’s started competing at such a high level. Continue Reading ›
The SkiErg is a pretty simple device—two handles that connect to two cords that accelerate a flywheel for resistance. The cords are free to be pulled in any number of directions. So, is there a proper SkiErg technique, and if so, why? Continue Reading ›