GE, the Elite Partner of the British Triathlon GB Team, and Worldwide Olympic Partner has announced the launch of GE’s triTRACK – a new, free training tool that enables triathlon participants of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship London presented by Tata Steel to monitor their training.
Initially, GE is offering participants of the age group races at the Hyde Park event the chance to trial GE’s triTRACK in the three months leading up to the race.
All Hyde Park competitors who use triTRACK will be also entered into a draw to win one of two pairs of top tier, grandstand tickets to the triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
GE’s triTRACK system logs and visualizes:
- Daily swim, bike and run sessions versus perceived rate of exertion and corresponding heart rate for those with monitors
- Quality and quantity of sleep
- Quality of general diet and hydration
Tracking training is something that many athletes do already and a number of the elite British athletes have confirmed they will be using GE’s triTRACK ahead of this year’s Hyde Park event.
Richard Allen, nine times British Triathlon National Champion and a triathlon coach said “Having had a preview of the system, I think it will be hugely beneficial to individuals looking to track their training and understand its correlation to their race day success.
“What I love is the simplicity and the visual way it expresses data. There are other more complicated systems available, but a lot of the age group athletes can find them too demanding and this can intimidate triathletes thinking about logging their training.”
Allen continued, “GE’s triTRACK is a great system to start tracking your training on and I am sure that the additional incentive of winning grandstand tickets to triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games will help provide a bit of extra motivation to keep one’s logs updated.”
Chris Katsuleres, GE Director, Olympic & Sports Marketing and Sales Programs, added “We hope triTRACK will help triathletes, from the beginner to seasoned veteran, make tracking a part of their routine. The system aims to do so easily for the user and visualise it in a way that helps them gain the benefits that monitoring their daily and weekly progress can bring.”
He continued “triTRACK is just another example of our commitment to the sport of triathlon, that we have made firstly through our involvement in the UK with the British Triathlon Federation and the support of key events such Blenheim, Canary Wharf and Hyde Park. It is a sport that GE has taken to heart in all aspects with employees getting involved in their local clubs, volunteering at events and participating in the sport with over 300 clients and customers racing Hyde Park alone.”