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  1. 27 Jun '13 18:27
    In September there will be a little competition in Lake Garda, which will involve challenging 60 athletes to complete 1 Ironman event every day for 30 days (http://www.decaironitaly.com/). An Ironman consists of 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, followed by a 112 mile (180km) cycle, and then a full marathon run. Apparently, the current record is set at only 11 consecutive Ironmans.

    It blows my mind to think that a human body could be capable of such a feat as this. At the end anyone left will have swam from Liverpool to Leeds (72 miles), cycled from the northernmost point in Maine to San Diego (3360 miles) and run from Paris to Madrid (786 miles), all in 1 month. How can anyone train for such an event? Will this be the greatest human endurance achievement ever?
  2. 27 Jun '13 23:18
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    In September there will be a little competition in Lake Garda, which will involve challenging 60 athletes to complete 1 Ironman event every day for 30 days (http://www.decaironitaly.com/). An Ironman consists of 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, followed by a 112 mile (180km) cycle, and then a full marathon run. Apparently, the current record is set at only 11 cons ...[text shortened]... can anyone train for such an event? Will this be the greatest human endurance achievement ever?
    I just watched a show on NetGeo and it was about human indurance and it discussed that tribe of people in northen Mexico that pretty much run in everything they do. This is the only way they can communicate between villages and some of these guys run 500 miles a week and this is on very basic food. But one thing they all drink is some kind of corn beer so there has to be something about that. Amazing....
  3. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    01 Jul '13 03:30
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    In September there will be a little competition in Lake Garda, which will involve challenging 60 athletes to complete 1 Ironman event every day for 30 days (http://www.decaironitaly.com/). An Ironman consists of 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, followed by a 112 mile (180km) cycle, and then a full marathon run. Apparently, the current record is set at only 11 cons ...[text shortened]... can anyone train for such an event? Will this be the greatest human endurance achievement ever?
    I hope they have decent medical facilities nearby. They'll be needed!