Ultra-triathlon

An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon. The term generally refers to all triathlon events with a distance that is a multiple of the Ironman Triathlon, which consists of 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]

DistancesEdit

Distances Swimming Cycling Running
Single Ultratriathlon 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 recordsEdit

MenEdit

Distance Athlete Time Place
Single   Jan Frodeno 7 h 35 m 34 s 2016 roth[4]
Double   Robert Karaś 18 h 44 m 38 s 2019 Panevėžys[5]
Triple   Robert Karaś 30 h 48 m 57 s 2018 Lensahn[6]
Quadruple   Søren Højbjerre 53 h 41 m 00 s 1993 Ungarn[5]
Quintuple   Richard Jung 71 h 07 m 24 s 2019 Austria[5]
Quintuple Day   Thorsten Eckert 50 h 14 m 43 s 2011 Switzerland[5]
Deca   Richard Jung 190 h 17 m 17 s 2018 Switzerland[5]
Deca Day   Richard Jung 106 h 11 m 53 s 2016 Switzerland[5]
Double Deca Day   David Clamp 252 h 21 m 16 s 2016 Switzerland
Triple Deca   Dirk Leonhardt 959 h 03 m 00 s 2020 Bruchköbel, Hessen[7]
Triple Deca Day   Jozsef Rokob 356 h 33 m 17 s 2013 Lake Garda[8]
41-Days   Ludovic Chorgnon (insane unit) 533 h 41 m 00 s 2015 Vendôme[citation needed]

WomenEdit

Distance Athlete Time Place
Single   Chrissie Wellington 8 h 18 m 13 s 2011 Roth[9]
Double   Sirlet Viilas 23 h 31 m 38 s 2016 Panevežys[5]
Triple   Aixa Martinez 37 h 54 m 54 s 1996 Lensahn[5]
Quadruple   Astrid Benöhr 59 h 15 m 00 s 1993 Hungary[5]
Quintuple   Alexandra Meixner 84 h 44 m 29 s 2018 Switzerland[5]
Quintuple Day   Eva Hürlimann 66 h 52 m 22 s 2018 Switzerland[5]
Deca   Alexandra Meixner 244 h 55 m 34 s 2017 Buchs SG[10]
Deca Day   Eva Hürlimann 138 h 21 m 02 s 2019 Switzerland[5]
Double Deca   Laura Knoblach 633 h 41 m 39 s 2019 León[11]
Double Deca Day   Alexandra Meixner 279 h 37 m 48 s 2016 Buchs SG[5]

International Ultra Triathlon AssociationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 l m "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. ^ https://tri-mag.de/szene/dirk-leonhardt-finisht-30-fache-langdistanz-und-holt-sich-den-triathlon-weltrekord/
  8. ^ http://lavamagazine.com/the-triple-deca-ironman-one-mans-journey-through-30-days-of-non-stop-ironman-racing/?cbg_tz=-120
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2011-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "swissultra - Alexandra Meixner set a new womens World..." Facebook. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  11. ^ "Boulder woman breaks women's world record for a Double Deca Ultra Triathlon". KUSA. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  12. ^ "IUTA | International Ultra Triathlon Association". Iutasport.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.

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