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 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 Emanuel Conraux 74 h 16 m 06 s 2011 Leon[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[7]
Double Deca Lithuania Vidmantas Urbonas 437 h 21 m 40 s 1998 Monterrey[8]
30-Days Hungary Jozsef Rokob 356 h 33 m 17 s 2013 Lake Garda[9]
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[10]
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 Philippines Shangrila Rendon 83 h 48 m 04 s 2015 Leon[5]
Deca Austria Alexandria Meixner 244 h 55 m 34 s 2017 Buchs SG[11]
Double Deca Mexico Sylvia Andonie 643 h 01 m 49 s 1998 Monterrey[citation needed]

International Ultra Triathlon Association[edit]

The IUTA[12] is the official governing body of Ultra Triathlon.

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