On Wednesday, eight world finalists met in Rio to compete for the title of Most Innovative Sports Technology Company. They pitched their technologies to a panel of judges from Nike, Under Armour, Golden St. Warriors, and other leading brands. Stryd claimed the title and 100,000 Euro prize. Representing Stryd, Angus Nelson described the Stryd power meter, a wearable sensor and training system that improves running performance and training results.
This victory comes on the heels of Stryd's recent announcement of their new product for runners and triathletes. Stryd shows runners which conditioning and form changes improve their efficiency (economy). It also helps runners control training intensity and pace themselves for maximal race-day performance. The Stryd training system includes power-based training plans developed with world-class coaches and physiologists.
Also in Rio, on August 18, Olympic athlete Ben Kanute used the new Stryd to monitor his performance and efficiency in the Olympic Triathlon event. Stryd is now collaborating with Ben and his coaches to analyze these data and plans to release findings when analysis is complete and stakeholders grant permission.
Leading coaches and athletes who have used Stryd say it is revolutionizing running.
"Power is the direct measure of running efficiency. It has the potential to revolutionize running. It knows how efficient you are, how hard you train, and how well you pace yourself in a race."
? Craig Alexander, Three-Time Ironman World Champion
"The power meter is one of the best ways to improve running economy."
? Joe Friel, Former Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission
And athletes training with Stryd have already seen revolutionary changes to their performance.
"I ran with Stryd at Ironman Cairns/Aus last Sunday. It helped me very much to control the pace after the 180km ride and finally pushed me up to 7th place in my age category (50-54) … Due to the nice pace controlling by Stryd, I earned the Kona slot, too. Many thanks to Stryd and the Stryd team!"
— Akio Yamauchi, Triathlete
"I paced with power — number I trained with and expected to see, and had near perfect mile splits. And as a result, I never hit the wall."
— Rachel Zambrano, Runner and Endurance Coach
Source : prnewswire.com