Tribe-A-Lympics Victory Parade!
All we can say is - WOW - you've outdone yourselves this time; in the last 6 weeks of fierce competition, we've clocked an amazing total of 50,863.68km!! To put this into a ridiculous stat - we have gone the equivilant of running, swimming and cycling around the equator one and a quarter times!
That's right folks, we went an eighth of the way to the moon! The Tribe-A-Lympic Challenges were set up to inspire a little friendly competition between the continents and we never expected such a great response of team work and shear gut-busting effort.
We're so impressed, in fact, that we're having to tweak the rules a little; the original rules stated that ONLY THE WINNING CONTINENT CAN COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE - well that just seems a bit silly after all your effort:
To say a massive Thank You for making this competition so amazing, we are pleased to announce that anyone who logged training data in these Challenges can click 'Complete' and the Challenge will appear in your achievements - you earned it! For those who participated for the winning teams, you will also find a shiny new medal in your cabinets. These medals will be issued from today so look out for them popping up on your profiles.
Check out some of the highlights from the Tribe-A-Lympics 2012:
The cumulative distance of all the swimming events in 2012 Games was 42.4km - we swam over 10 times that!
Swimming pools across the globe have noticed a spike in swimmers obsessively calculating their distances.
A total of 479.7km has been logged by all the competitors - this adds up to a whopping 9594 lengths of an Olympic swimming pool!
Congratulations go to TEAM EUROPE who swam an impressive 251.54km - you take the gold for this Challenge!
Special Recognition - Tribe-A-lympics swimmers 2012
Joel W did amazing work for Team Americas - averaging 8.75km per week which adds up to 52.5km. That is 105 lengths of an Olympic length pool!
Graham R was one of our top contributors, coming
back no less than 18 times to log his swimming for Team Europe, he swam a total of 46.7km.
Vince S kept Australasia in the running with his mega efforts in the pool!
Malona V was our most active Team Asia swimmer, logging 8 swims and covering 18.15km - great going Malona!
In terms of marathons, together we covered the distance of over 619 and 14 team members logged a marathon distance (or more) in one run!
Congratulations go to the Americas, 10379.80km was their winning total - a well-earned gold medal for you!
Special Recognition - Tribe-A-lympics runners 2012
Laura N posted 42 times during the Tribe-A-Lympic Running - that works out to be a post-per day. With a total of 378.6km, Laura's been smashing out great runs throughout this competition and is well on her way to Run 100 miles in September.
First P represented Team Africa and did them proud with his awesome total of 564.5km. With regular posting throughout the Games, we are pleased to announce that First P is our overall most successful runner!
Candida B was the biggest contributor from Australasia - with 32 updates and over 365km logged, get that girl some Scooby snacks!
J. L. Alan T loves marathons (world's biggest understatement) - Team Asia were rubbing their hands together with glee when he signed up for the Tribe-A-Lympics! His 360.7km kept Team Asia well in the running.
Casey K brought it home for Team Americas by logging an impressive 442.7km which works out to be over 10km per day of the competition - GO CASEY!!
From the lycra-clad leg shavers to the casual commuters, we've been getting back on those bikes day after day to log kilometres for our continents.
Europe powered ahead to win this competition with a lead of 2200km - gold medals coming your way!
Special Recognition - Tribe-A-lympics cyclists 2012
Frank P - former User of the Week and all round legend - wins our prize for the furthest distance logged in the cycling Tribe-A-Lympics, Frank clocked an amazing 2010.43km!! We can't be certain but we assume this was all part of Frank's zombie apocolypse training (when the Zombies come, I'm sticking with
Avril P was the contributor of 89.1% of all of Team Africa's kilometres in the cycling; she logged 102.74km in one day - impressed? Well, Avril classed this as a 'training ride'!
Joy H rode the furthest out of all the ladies in the Tribe-A-Lympics, a cracking 908km - we're just hoping she's got a comfy pair of shorts!
Per M was our most committed cyclist, logging a total of 35 times with his longest ride 33.2km - these steady contributions definitely aided Team Europe in their Tribe-A-Lympic cycling.
Nicholas N logged an amazing 615.7km over 7 days and really boosted Team Asia in their Tribe-A-Lympic cycling.
Congratulations to all competitors, your contributions, comradery and commitment made the Tribe-A-Lympics what it was, thank you!
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