Zwift, the global online training and racing platform for athletes today announces the appointment of Mike McCarthy as VP of running at Zwift.

McCarthy has been with Zwift since 2014 and moves across from his role as VP of business development at Zwift.

A former individual pursuit world champion on the track, McCarthy has a long history in cycling, but long used running to supplement his training. Following his retirement, McCarthy took his running further, competing in triathlons for a number of years.

“Many people know me as a cyclist, but these days I’d say I have become a multisport athlete, and really enjoy my running,” McCarthy said. “I’m looking forward to beginning this new chapter at Zwift. We have revolutionized the cycle industry and I firmly believe we can do the same with running. We will make the ‘dreadmill’ a thing of the past.”

“I’m delighted that Mike is going to head up our running efforts moving forward,” said Eric Min, Zwift CEO and co-founder. “Mike brings with him fantastic relationships both within the company, as well as in the running industry. The evolution of current indoor running technology is something that is vital to the continued growth and development of the indoor training space. Zwift Run is still in its infancy, but this appointment marks our belief in the long term prospects for this sector.”