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World champion Mirinda Carfrae signs with Polar


Polar has announced its partnership with Australian pro and two-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae As one of the fastest runners in long-course triathlon, the Carfrae and Polar partnership is seen to reinforce Polar’s position as “the top choice for endurance athletes because of its reliable, data-driven features.”

“A major element that continues to drive me forward each year is a constant belief that I can do better,” said Carfrae. “Continuing to win isn’t an easy feat when you’re up against the best triathletes in the world, so I focus on my body – form, cadence, heart rate – to constantly improve.

“Polar is a brand built on endurance sports and one that provides me with the reliable data, feedback, and coaching I need. With those elements at the core of my training, I’m confident Polar is the right partner to help me elevate my performance and help me reach my goals.”

As a 3x Ironman World Champion, Mirinda ‘Rinny’ Carfrae is a celebrated athlete, having achieved podium positions in six of the seven Ironman World Championships in which she’s competed. She also holds the Ironman World Championship course record, finishing the race in 8:52:14.

A release from Polar adds that her training is calculated and data-driven, especially when a few minutes or seconds can mean a win or a loss. Carfrae heads to Kona on 8 October to compete in her eighth Ironman World Championship.

“Polar has always been well-known for heart rate training, but for pro athletes like Rinny competing across sports, it’s about so much more than heart rate,” said Stan Brajer, Senior Vice President of US Sales and Marketing.

“Our products excel at dynamic, varied training in running, cycling and swimming. It’s important to pay attention to small details and performance data, which we provide in our training programs and products like the V800. Speed, cadence, training load and recovery times are all factors that can make a difference between first and second place.

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“Beyond the metrics, our Smart Coaching and guidance makes Polar products a necessary tool for pro athletes as well as a personal coach for any user looking to reach a new goal.”

Polar adds that is V800 multisport watch provides “a multitude of features that professional athletes and demanding amateurs can trust.’ In addition to monitoring of training sessions, 24/7 activity monitoring and personalized coaching, the V800 also features wrist-based running cadence and a ‘unique running index score, allowing users to see the development of their running efficiency as well as predict their race times based on their running training.”

The Polar V800 multisport watch provides customizable profiles for multiple sports, “seamlessly changes between sports recording transition times, and offers a host of unique features including open water swimming metrics.”

Polar V800 also features Polar’s unique Smart Coaching features and adaptive training plans in Polar Flow for web or iOS and Android. Smart Coaching features such as Training Load offers athletes insight into how particular training sessions impact their body, so users can recognize personal limits and adjust training intensity and duration accordingly.

Recovery Status allows users to view how much recovery time is needed after a particularly strenuous session, and Training Benefit provides motivating feedback immediately after training sessions and describes the effect of the session.

From press release.