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Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Monday, June 06 2022 - 04:55
History Made In The Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 Challenge
SINGAPORE, June 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Kristian Blummenfelt completes iron distance triathlon in the fastest men's 
time at 06:44:25
- Kat Matthews completes the distance in the fastest women's time at 07:31:54
- The Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 Challenge, powered by Zwift aimed to encourage and 
inspire greater participation in sport among children all around the world

History was made in the Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 Challenge when Kristian Blummenfelt 
became the first male to go under 7 hours and Kat Matthews became the first 
female to go under 8 hours in an iron distance triathlon. With the event 
encompassing a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run consecutively, Blummenfelt 
finished in a remarkable time of 06:44:25 with Matthews finishing in a 
staggering 07:31:54. In doing so, Kristian and Kat write their names in the 
history books of sporting achievements.

The historic occasion was hosted at Germany's Dekra Lausitzring, with the swim 
taking place in the nearby Lake Seftenberg, chosen after an exhaustive global 
search for the fastest possible course which accounted for a multitude of 
factors including time zone, climate, wind, altitude, track surface and layout.

Speaking on his incredible accomplishment, Kristian Blummenfelt said:
"Today was about making history but also about proving that all goals – big and 
small – are worth chasing. This has been a goal of mine for as long as I can 
remember, and I couldn't have done it without the support of my incredible team 
– thank you."

Kat Matthews said after her outstanding achievement:
"The journey to get to this challenge has been tough and I wouldn't be here if 
it wasn't for the amazing team I'm surrounded by. But today was about much more 
than going Sub8. It was about showing the world that there's no such thing as 

Event organiser Mana CEO, Chris McCormack, said:
"I'm truly gobsmacked. The Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 Challenge was about inspiring 
people and watching Kristian and Kat go Sub7 and Sub8 was to see them defy what 
many said was 'impossible'. I hope that everyone watching today feel inspired 
by these incredible athletes and now challenge themselves to defy their own 
impossible. Thank you to everyone involved. The athletes. The pacemakers. The 
team who made what we just witnessed happen. Today was extraordinary."

Assets can be found here:

Full race VNR can be found here:

More information about the Pho3nix Foundation is available at

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source: Mana Sports and Entertainment Group