Ultra-triathlon

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An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon. The term generally refers to all triathlon events of distance equal to or greater than the Ironman Triathlon. Thus, every ultra triathlon event must involve at least 2.4 miles (3.86 km) of swimming, 112 miles (180.25 km) of cycling and a full marathon (26.2 mi or 42.2 km) of running.[1] The most common distances are the double, triple, quadruple, quintuple and deca Ironman.[2] Unlike a standard triathlon event, an ultra-triathlon event may not necessarily involve the three component disciplines of triathlon (swimming, cycling and running) in direct consecutive order, but may instead consists of multiple consecutive individual triathlons performed on consecutive days.[3]

Distances[edit]

Distances Swimming Cycling Running
Ironman 3.86 km (2.40 mi) 180 km (110 mi) 42.2 km (26.2 mi)
Double Ultratriathlon 7.6 km (4.7 mi) 360 km (220 mi) 84.4 km (52.4 mi)
Triple Ultratriathlon 11.4 km (7.1 mi) 540 km (340 mi) 126.6 km (78.7 mi)
Quadruple Ultratriathlon 15.2 km (9.4 mi) 720 km (450 mi) 168.8 km (104.9 mi)
Quintuple Ultratriathlon 19 km (12 mi) 900 km (560 mi) 211 km (131 mi)
Deca Ultratriathlon 38 km (24 mi) 1,800 km (1,100 mi) 422 km (262 mi)
10-Days-Triathlon every day 7.5 km every day 200 km every day 50 km
or every day 3.86 km every day 180 km every day 42.2 km
Double Deca Ultratriathlon 76 km (47 mi) 3,600 km (2,200 mi) 844 km (524 mi)
Triple Deca Ultratriathlon 114 km (71 mi) 5,400 km (3,400 mi) 1,260 km (780 mi)

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Ironman

  Andreas Raelert /7 h 41 m 33 s /2011 Roth[4]

  • Double Ultratriathlon

 John Quinn /19 h 36 m 00 s /1994 [Huntsville (USA)][5]

  • Triple Ultratriathlon

  Wildpanner /31 h 47 m 57 s /2003 Lensahn[5]

  • Quadruple Ultratriathlon

  Hojbjerre /53 h 41 m 00 s /1993 Ungarn[5]

  • Quintuple Ultratriathlon

  Emmanuel Conraux /73 h 18 m 16 s /2005 Monterrey[5]

  • Deca Ultratriathlon

  Fabrice Lucas /192 h 08 m 26 s /1997 Monterrey[5]

  • 10-Days 5 x Olympic Distance pr. day -Triathlon

  Marcel Heinig /174 h 50 m 34 s /2009 Monterrey[6]

  • Double Deca Ultratriathlon

  Vidmantas Urbonas /437 h 21 m 40 s /1998 Monterrey[7]

  • Triple Deca Ultratriathlon

  Conor Wills /1809 h 53 m 32 s /2014 Monterrey[5]

Women[edit]

  • Ironman

  Chrissie Wellington /8 h 18 m 13 s /2011 Roth[8]

  • Double Ultratriathlon

  Tina Bischoff /22 h 07 m 00 s /1994 Huntsville (USA)[9]

  • Triple Ultratriathlon

  Astrid Benöhr /37 h 54 m 54 s /1996 Lensahn[9]

  • Quadruple Ultratriathlon

  Astrid Benöhr /59 h 15 m 00 s /1993 Ungarn[9]

  • Quintuple Ultratriathlon

  Astrid Benöhr /86 h 44 m 37 s /1994 Den Haag[5][9]

  • Deca Ultratriathlon

  Astrid Benöhr /187 h 18 m 37 s /1999, Luckau (D)[10]

International Ultra Triathlon Association[edit]

The IUTA[11] is the official governing body of Ultra Triathlon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.comhem.se/~u32749097/ultra.html
  2. ^ http://www.triathlon-tips.se/ultratriathlon.aspx
  3. ^ Murphy, T.J. (18 November 2013). "The Triple DECA Ironman: One Man’s Journey Through 30 Days of Non-stop Ironman Racing". LAVA Magazine. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.challenge-roth.com/en/news/newsmeldungen/2011_07_10-1.html
  5. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.iutasport.com/?page=records
  6. ^ Results 10-Days-Triathlon Worldrecord-Race, read 2010-04-29
  7. ^ http://www.triathlonweb.nl/dutch/records.htm
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ a b c d http://www.triathlonweb.nl/dutch/recordwm.htm
  10. ^ http://www.astrid-benoehr.de/ironman.html
  11. ^ http://www.iutasport.com/

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