13 Apr 2023
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Consistency was key as Beth Potter produced some hugely impressive stats as she stormed to victory at the final of Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift London.
Potter was in incredible form at the sold-out London Aquatics Centre with her run and transition times really setting her apart from the field.
Though Cassandre Beaugrand, who won the London race in 2022, had the fastest run time of the Finals at 2:50, her next best were 10th and 21st overall. Potter’s run times for the three Stages ranked 2nd, 3rd and 9th.
Potter’s transitions were incredible at a combined 3:17, making her the fastest in the field. Zsanett Bragmayer’s were the worst at 3:44, with a poor T2 in Stage 1 which was a full 11 seconds slower than the fastest transition in the field and left her well behind the curve before her first run.
The fastest times ridden on the Tacx® NEO 2T Smart Trainer as part of Garmin’s ecosystem supporting the Arena Games belonged to the eventual World Champion Sophie Linn. She set the fastest time overall of 5:39 and boasted three of the top six times in the race, as well as the highest watts per kg of 5.1 in Stage 1.
The highest five heart rates recorded by the HRM-Pro™ Plus premium heart rate strap all belonged to Rani Skrabanja and Petra Kurikova, with the former topping the list at 192 bpm.
Beaugrand had the fastest swim of the day at 2:11, just a second shy of her record breaking effort in the Heats.
On the men’s side, Kyle Smith was the runaway leader of the fastest bike time recorded on the Tacx® NEO 2T Smart Trainer with a 5:10, a full four seconds faster than eventual race winner Nicolo Strada, who had three of the top five times, which were all within a second of each other. The highest watts per kg belonged to Series champion Henri Schoeman at 5.8.
Johannes Vogel had the fastest run at 2:37 with the next five quickest all recorded at 2:39, including two from Ironman World Champion Gustav Iden.
The highest heart rate recorded by the HRM-Pro™ Plus premium heart rate was Fabian Meeusen on the Stage 3 run at 194 bpm.
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