Athletic Republic, the premier destination for individualized, sport-specific training backed by data and science, recently had an Australian franchisee owner compete in the adventure of a lifetime!

Rod Jones participated in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), which is widely considered one of the world’s most difficult yacht races. Over the past 77 years, no regular annual yachting event has attracted media coverage like the start at Sydney Harbour. 

Jones sailed on his yacht, the ‘Alegria Republic,’ which is 43 ft (13.1 m) long. Starting in Sydney and ending the race in Hobart, the race has a distance of 630 miles (1,170 km). The Alegria Republic sailed for a little over three days with a time of 03:02:55:35 and finished 2nd in its division and 21st overall. Jones was incredibly proud of his team’s efforts and determination throughout the experience.  

When not competing in the RSHYR, Jones is the Managing and Facility Director for his own Athletic Republic franchise, the nation’s leading sports performance franchisor, with over 80 training centers and two million athletes trained in the program. It is the top tier place for data-backed training for athletes of all ages and abilities who seek to improve their speed, power, agility and stamina. Athletic Republic conducts functionality testing on its athletes to determine a performance baseline and identify areas for improvement that fine-tune an athlete’s strengths and improve weaknesses. The athletic training has helped Jones stay fit and healthy, so he can compete on one of the biggest stages for yacht racing.