Data Dive: Records Broken At Arena Games Triathlon Montreal

Lionel Sanders Montreal bike

It was a record breaking day at Arena Games Triathlon powered by Zwift Montreal as the 2023 World Championship Series got off to an exciting start.

The big news was Lionel Sanders shattering the previous record for the 4km bike, ridden on the Tacx® NEO 2T Smart as part of Garmin’s ecosystem supporting the Arena Games. Sanders’ three bike legs were the fastest three splits of the day, and the Stage 3 effort of 5:05 is a new record.

As you would expect, Sanders had the three highest watts per kilogram readings of the day as well, topping out at an incredible 6.1 in Stage 3.

What is possibly even more remarkable is that in the bike legs, the lowest three heart rates recorded by the HRM-Pro™ Plus premium heart rate strap were also achieved by Sanders. They varied between 129 and 144 bpm.

Jack Stanton-Stock produced a stunning display to finish third overall. He set that up with a 2:31 run in Stage 1, which is the second fastest run in Arena Games history.

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The highest heart rate of the day came from Jeremy Briand, who topped out at 190 bpm on the run in Stage 1.

Aurelien Raphael had the two fastest swims with 2:04 in Stage 1 and 2:07 in Stage 2.

The women’s field saw the best bike time set on Stage 1, led by winner Gina Sereno with 5:46, which also produced the highest watts per kilogram of 4.8.

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Dominikia Peszleg had the highest heart rates with 187 in the Stage 2 bike and 188 in the Stage 2 run.

The fastest swim of the day was 2:17 set by Marta Kropko in Stage 1. Sereno clocked 2:25 in the same Stage, but had the slowest transition of 36 seconds leaving her work to do to secure the win.

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