Wetsuit brand Huub put the Brownlee Brothers through an unusual test of endurance this week — to find out who was the fastest down a water slide.
Joined by professional triathlete and rising star Lucy Charles and Olympic open-water swimmer Jack Burnell, the group were put through their paces with a number of challenges at a water park.
Part one of the video sees the athletes take timed runs down the slide, banking an initial time. They are then given the chance to upgrade their Huub products to increase their overall speed. The second part of the Huub Waterslide Challenge will be released in the coming weeks.
“Jonny and I have a lot of experience in high pressure endurance competition, but I can safely say this was a first for us,” Alistair said. “More than anything we all wanted to win! It was freezing cold but we all forgot that when the competition started.”
Huub founder Dean Jackson added “All of our elite level ambassadors think they are the quickest, so we thought we would level the playing field and see who could cope with a few new situations. Huub is all about using science and technology to gain an advantage so we thought we would try out a few new ideas with the guys.”