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The Craziest 70.3 Initiative Ever (9 x 70.3's in 9 days)


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Hi all

 

Just thought you might find this interesting, we are sponsoring 2 guys Ulrich Roux and Joff Gouveris who are raising awareness for the Sunflower Foundation which is a massive support for children suffering from Leukemia in South Africa.

 

These guys part of a group called Cool Runnings are doing 8 x 70.3's down to East London and then racing 70.3 in East London.

 

On days when the guys wont have the opportunity to swim they will run an extra 2km's so 90km Cycle 23km Run, I think this is a daunting but incredible initiative and you can follow the goings on the 32Gi Twitter or Facebook page, so for those that are feeling a little daunted by 1 x 70.3 think about these guys who have 9 ahead :-)

 

later

M

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That's badass. But I don't think an extra 2km run makes up for a 1.8km swim though... The average/semi fast guy would do 1.8km in about 30 minutes, which for a fast runner is about what... 8-10km?

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That's badass. But I don't think an extra 2km run makes up for a 1.8km swim though... The average/semi fast guy would do 1.8km in about 30 minutes, which for a fast runner is about what... 8-10km?

Its only a token :-), as there is not water everywhere on route, but its still a great initiative leaving them with some broken legs for sure LOL, TOTAL MILEAGE is hectic, 180km's running 720km's riding some swimming and then a 70.3 mmmmmm

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I've done a full IM, and ultra distance runs (80km offroad), I know it hurts :blush: Doing so many in a row is tough. I was under the impression they'd be doing the actual 70.3 route over and over again, and not simulating it elsewhere.

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I've done a full IM, and ultra distance runs (80km offroad), I know it hurts :blush: Doing so many in a row is tough. I was under the impression they'd be doing the actual 70.3 route over and over again, and not simulating it elsewhere.

They are doing the 70.3's from Johannesburg to East London and then racing it, so they are covering the JHB-East London route in a 70.3 format :-)

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Pretty cool initiative...Good luck.

 

These guys do 10x ultra distance back to back. i.e. 10 x (3.8km swim, 180 bike and 42.2km run)on 10 consecutive days...

There is also a standard double IM - 7.6km swim, 360km bike and 84,4km run

 

http://www.enduroman.com/

 

Strange lot these people...

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Pretty cool initiative...Good luck.

 

These guys do 10x ultra distance back to back. i.e. 10 x (3.8km swim, 180 bike and 42.2km run)on 10 consecutive days...

There is also a standard double IM - 7.6km swim, 360km bike and 84,4km run

 

http://www.enduroman.com/

 

Strange lot these people...

Also very tough, yeah crazy must be american LOL, one of my pro-athletes in the US Emily Field, ran 50 marathons in 50 days, and she average around 3:10 per a marathon = ridiculous, she won the San Francisco Marathon on day 50.

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