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Julie Allemand competes in Container Cup

Julie Allemand had a very successful first year with the Indiana Fever. Now she’s testing her skills in other sports in a COVID-safe Belgian-developed competition.

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Julie Allemand is a bright young WNBA star.
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Indiana Fever second-year point guard Julie Allemand recently competed in the second-ever Container Cup, a COVID-safe athletic competition invented by Woestijnvis, a television production company in Belgium.

The Container Cup puts 32 athletes from different sports to a test of running, monkey bars, golf, rowing, shooting, bench pressing, and cycling. Each athlete goes through the tasks alone in an enclosed space and the goal is to complete all the tasks in the least amount of time possible.

Allemand, who is from Belgium, is currently in second place out of the two female athletes who have gone so far with a time of 13 minutes and 2.6 seconds. She ran 1,500 meters in 5:34.69, did the 100-meter row in 3:57.34 and did the 3,000 meter biking portion in 5:30.57. Her accomplishments in monkey bars, golfing, shooting and bench pressing were all rewarded with time off her total.

Cyclist Mathieu van der Poel won the inaugural Container Cup, which took place in April and May of 2020.

Allemand was the 33rd pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft but didn’t play in the league until last year, when she averaged 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. In assists per game, she was second to only the great Courtney Vandersloot, who set a WNBA record with 10. In 3-point percentage (47.8) she was second to only Alysha Clark.