There are a lot of crazy ultra-events out there, but this one might take the cake. The DECA Ironman in Monterrey, Mexico is a race to finish 10 Ironman-distance triathlons in 10 days. The fastest cumulative time wins.
Here’s a description from the Competitor website:
Each day, all of the racers head over to the University of Nuevo Leon. Once athletes complete the 2.4 miles of swimming in the pool, they take to the bike and ride over to the local track about 1.2 miles away. The track is located in the Parque Ninos Heroes. Once at the park, athletes must complete 93 laps around the track to obtain the 180 km of riding. After the bike, athletes run the opposite direction around the same track. The 26.2 marathon is made up of 22 laps.
Sounds fun, right?
Eighteen crazy people athletes from around the world started the race and an impressive 11 people finished. The first and only American to enter, Wayne Kurtz, a CFP from Pittsburgh, finished in 5th place with a cumulative time of 141:28:26. He credits his daily recovery and steady running pace to his trusty Newton Gravity’s. We’re proud of you Wayne!!!
The race website with full results is here. Read the recap from Competitor.com here. Next year, they’re offering a double DECA. That’s 76 km of swimming, 3,600 km cycling and 844 km of running. Sign me up!