We’re big fans of all of the ways athletes in our community are inspiring and motivating each other right now. During this challenging time, we believe that being active is good for our mental and physical health in so many ways. It’s tied to our sense of identity and happiness, and is a source of routine and calm when we need it most. Staying connected matters, now as much as ever.
Like many of you, the team at Strava was excited to learn that Ironman launched a Virtual Race series. After looking into it, we noticed that athletes were not linking to Ironman, but rather to Sport Heroes instead. (Sport Heroes is a firm that uses platforms, including the Strava API to create athletic experiences.) In fact, when someone signs up for Ironman VC and connects their Strava data, they are automatically connected to all of Sport Heroes’ apps.
We also look forward to partnering with Ironman to support our many triathletes. To support athletes whose races have been cancelled due to C19, we’re offering a free-of-charge Virtual Race or Challenge to a number of running events cancelled due to C19. We’re working with numerous race directors globally who have had to cancel their races to help create virtual race options for their participants including UTMF and the Gothenburg half-marathon. Click here for the full set of Challenges and virtual races available on Strava. Click here to learn more about how to take part in the Ironman Virtual Club.