Last week in Rio, eight world finalists competed 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.