Some people like going out for a bit of a run, perhaps they get a bike out and cycle to work or even thrash out a couple of lengths at the local pool. Some take it a little bit further and push the distances and start entering races. If you’re familiar with Triathlon then you’ll know that this is a combination of all three activities (Swim, Bike, Run), one after the other.
So, what’s all this talk of a Deca then?
To understand the Deca, you have to understand what an Ironman Triathlon is. So here goes -
This is what Wikipedia has to say about ‘Ironman Triathlon’:
An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a:
raced in that order and without a break.
Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight.
So now that you understand what an Ironman Triathlon is… here’s what a Deca Ironman Triathlon is ..
TEN IRONMAN TRIATHLONS .. ONE AFTER ANOTHER ..
yes, that’s right.. 10 consecutive Ironman’s ..
- 24 mile swim
- 1,120 mile bike ride
- 262 mile run
And this, is what Dave Clamp (GB) will be doing in Mexico in just a few short weeks .. oh, and he’s got an excellent chance at the title too!!