Yesterday he participated in a new show on tv, called the Container Cup. Obviously, COVID19 inspired the concept. In total around 30 pro athletes will each finish 7 challenges inside one container, over the next couple of weeks. The challenges are, 1500 running (on a mill), 3km cycling (on rollers), monkeybars, 1km rowing, shooting, golf (against a net) and bench press.
Running, cycling and rowing, are done as fast as possible against the clock. Each monkeybar and each shot target, take 10 seconds off the time. For golf and bench press, the total distance (golf, devided by 3) and weight (bench press devided by 2) are also subtracted from the total time.
In this episode Remco was facing Olympic silver medalist swimming, Pieter Timmers, who is twice his size. Timmers was supposed to go to the 2020 Olympics as well, but decided to retire after the event had been postponed to next year, and hadn't trained since making that decision. The question is when this episode was filmed, and how long Timmers had stopped training. There were 10 days between his decision to retire and the broadcast.
Remco demolished Timmers' time on cycling and running, only lost 12 seconds on rowing. Obviously monkeybars, bench press and golf (hitting as hard as possible) were more up Timmers' alley. In total, Remco beat Timmers by over one and a half minute.