Gwen Jorgensen just won the US' 1st gold for the Olympic triathlon! Her training secret? VR:
  • I still have a pretty steep learning curve on the bike,” says Jorgensen. “
  • Joe Chen, former product lead at Oculus, drove the Rio bike route with GoPros attached to a car hood, and then converted it to MPEG for virtual training.
  • I use mental visualization to prepare for races,” says Jorgensen, who at 30 is a two-time world-champion triathlete.
  • Then we just drove the course,” capturing it in 360 degrees, he says.
  • “While VR is no substitute for driving an actual course, it will help familiarize drivers with the track.

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