Monday, December 23, 2013

Video Of The Week: Watch Bond and Murray Take Down Two More World Records



As 2013 draws to a close, the records continue to fall as the best rowers in the world push themselves to new heights. If there were any remaining questions about whether or not Eric Murray's 60-minute record, set on a dynamic erg in December of 2011, meant something, then those questions have officially been put to rest. In the above video, posted yesterday to the Kiwi Pair's YouTube Channel, Eric Murray set a new world record for the half marathon distance (21,097 meters) on a stationary erg, with a time of 1:07:58.1. The split? 1:36.6. Not to be outdone, his pair partner, Hamish Bond, also cranked out a new world record on the stationary erg, this time for a 60-minute piece, with a 1:37.5—a split that Bond (at 6'2" and roughly 200 lbs) maintained at a rate of 26 strokes per minute.





Christmas madness, indeed.

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