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 triathlon.[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 consist of multiple consecutive individual triathlons performed on consecutive days.[3]

Distances[edit]

Distances Swimming Cycling Running
Triathlon 140.6 3.86 km (2.40 mi) 180.25 km (112 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
Triathlon Germany Jan Frodeno 7 h 35 m 59 s 2016 Roth[4]
Double Poland Robert Karaś 19 h 44 m 43 s 2017 Emsdetten[5]
Triple Poland Robert Karaś 30 h 48 m 57 s 2018 Lensahn[6]
Quadruple Denmark Søren Højbjerre 53 h 41 m 00 s 1993 Ungarn[5]
Quintuple France Emanuel Conraux 74 h 16 m 06 s 2011 Leon[5]
Quintuple Day Germany Thorsten Eckert 50 h 14 m 43 s 2011 Switzerland[5]
Deca Germany Richard Jung 190 h 17 m 17 s 2018 Switzerland[5]
Deca Day Germany Richard Jung 106 h 11 m 53 s 2016 Switzerland[5]
Double Deca Day United Kingdom David Clamp 252 h 21 m 16 s 2016 Switzerland
Triple Deca Day Hungary Jozsef Rokob 356 h 33 m 17 s 2013 Lake Garda[7]
41-Days France Ludovic Chorgnon 533 h 41 m 00 s 2015 Vendôme[citation needed]

Women[edit]

Distance Athlete Time Place
Triathlon United Kingdom Chrissie Wellington 8 h 18 m 13 s 2011 Roth[8]
Double Estonia Sirlet Viilas 23 h 31 m 38 s 2016 Panevežys[5]
Triple Germany Astrid Benöhr 37 h 54 m 54 s 1996 Lensahn[5]
Quadruple Germany Astrid Benöhr 59 h 15 m 00 s 1993 Hungary[5]
Quintuple Austria Alexandra Meixner 84 h 44 m 29 s 2018 [[[Buchs SG | Switzerland]][5]
Quintuple Day Switzerland Eva Hürlimann 66 h 52 m 22 s 2018 [[[Buchs SG | Switzerland]][5]
Deca Austria Alexandria Meixner 244 h 55 m 34 s 2017 Buchs SG[9]
Double Deca Mexico Sylvia Andonie 643 h 01 m 49 s 1998 Monterrey[citation needed]

International Ultra Triathlon Association[edit]

The IUTA[10] is the official governing body of Ultra Triathlon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratriathlon". Web.comhem.se. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  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. ^ John Levison. "Sub-8 hour iron men triathletes [UPDATED] | Analysis". Tri247.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Records - IUTA | International Ultra Triathlon Association". Iutasport.com. 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  6. ^ "Ergebnis 2018". Triathlonlensahn.de. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  7. ^ http://lavamagazine.com/the-triple-deca-ironman-one-mans-journey-through-30-days-of-non-stop-ironman-racing/?cbg_tz=-120
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-08-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "swissultra - Alexandra Meixner set a new womens World..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  10. ^ "IUTA | International Ultra Triathlon Association". Iutasport.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.

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