seems silly that zwift caters to cyclists and runners, soon rowers, and has a triathlon section on the forums, but makes no effort to actually hold a multisport type event. Zwift duathlon facebook group has a thousand members, and has been putting on races for the last 8 months. unfortunately the interest in those races has dwindled because it is so complicated to set up and sign up for 3 different events and actually pair all your BT and ANT gadgets all in time. it is up to zwift programmers to create a seemless multisport event where you move easily from one sport to another. the community has tried to do, and many thanks to Ales susnik, but really it should be zwift’s responsibility to streamline this.
next week superleague triathlon is holding a Pro invite race that will have a swim in a pool, then zwift bike race and zwift running race. i really hope it goes well, but should be great to watch, but the logistics of mulitple zwift races sounds like a nightmare. just read the CEO’s statement at superleaguetriathlon dot com. they have been working “relentlessly” with zwift, but it is still not possible to have a multisport race in a continuous sense.
i dont know the best solution, but why can’t it work like this> sign up for a single event, no categories, just call it zwift duathlon, 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run. everyone starts at same time on a 5k run. as soon as you hit the 5k finish line your run is saved and you are transferred to the pairing screen. you take a few minutes to pair your bike gear and then start a predetermined 20k bike route. faster runners are already biking ahead of you, slower runners will join a few minutes later. everyone does the same 20k bike just at slightly different starting times. no one else is visible but racers. drafting, no drafting, either way is fine. as soon as you hit 20k finish line your activity is recorded and you go back to pairing screen. pair your treadmill or pod and start another 5k predetermied course. at the finish line, 3rd event is recorded and saved. final event time is either sum of 3 events (excludes transitions) or total time since start (includes transitions) From a programming standpoint is this possible? if that works you can have triathlon with rowing, cycling, running or any combo of the sports on zwift.