Ultra-triathlon

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An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon. The term generally refers to all triathlon events of distance greater than the Ironman Triathlon. Thus, every ultra triathlon event must involve more than 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) 180.2465 km (112.0000 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]

Distance Athlete Time Place
Ironman Germany Andreas Raelert 7 h 41 m 33 s 2011 Roth[4]
Double United States John Quinn 19 h 36 m 00 s 1994 Huntsville[5]
Triple Austria Luis Wildpanner 31 h 47 m 57 s 2003 Lensahn[5]
Quadruple Denmark Søren Højbjerre 53 h 41 m 00 s 1993 Ungarn[5]
Quintuple France Emmanuel Conraux 73 h 18 m 16 s 2005 Monterrey[5]
Deca France Fabrice Lucas 192 h 08 m 26 s 1997 Monterrey[5]
10-Days Germany Marcel Heinig 174 h 50 m 34 s 2009 Monterrey[6]
Double Deca Lithuania Vidmantas Urbonas 437 h 21 m 40 s 1998 Monterrey[7]
Triple Deca   Conor Wills 1809 h 53 m 32 s 2014 Monterrey[5]

Women[edit]

Distance Athlete Time Place
Ironman United Kingdom Chrissie Wellington 8 h 18 m 13 s 2011 Roth[8]
Double United States Tina Bischoff 22 h 07 m 00 s 1994 Huntsville[9]
Triple Germany Astrid Benöhr 37 h 54 m 54 s 1996 Lensahn[9]
Quadruple Germany Astrid Benöhr 59 h 15 m 00 s 1993 Ungarn[9]
Quintuple Germany Astrid Benöhr 86 h 44 m 37 s 1994 Den Haag[5][9]
Deca Germany Astrid Benöhr 187 h 18 m 37 s 1999, Luckau (D)[10]
Double Deca Mexico Sylvia Andonie 643:01:49 1998, Monterrey

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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