59 athletes at the start line, 44 at the finish line and one world record – that’s the result of the fourth Double Ultra Triathlon in Emsdetten/Germany.
The Canadian Jean Pierre Morin is known to most of you as IUTA president, but he was also an ultra triathlete with eleven successful participations and he organized the "Double" in his hometown Levis. We talked to him about the beginnings of the IUTA until the last election and his "ultra" experiences in more than 20 years.
Myrna Saliba (62), credits being diagnosed with "osteoporosis" for her sports career. From huffing and puffing running 3 minutes in a row at 8km/h in 2000, the multinational athlete went on to run over 20+ marathons, discovered ironman, and set her eyes on even bigger goals: ultratriathlon. In 2019, Myrna will attempt her longest race ever: The Quintuple in Switzerland.
Sad news from USA - the Oregon Double will not take place in July. Below the orginial message:
"Due to a low number of entries this year, we have decided to cancel the 2019 Oregon Double ANVIL race at Henry Hagg Lake. With 3 months remaining until race day, the number of athletes who have committed to participate across all race distances is not enough to provide a competitive field.
1st race of the IUTA cup is complete: The Florida Double Anvil which took place on March 8th and 9th, 2019 in Lake Louisa Park, in Clermont, FL. Clermont is a small town just outside of the more popular city of Orlando. Clermont actually has some hills and elevation as is evidence on this race course which has a bike loop containing about 150ft (46 m) elevation per loop totaling an approximately 4,500 ft of climbing during the bike (1,370 m). Most people think of Florida as a flat terrain, edged with beautiful beaches and warm temperatures. But Clermont adds some altitude to the warm weather.
The first race in 2019 is close. Next weekend the ultra triathlon world will have a look at the Double Anvil in Clermont Florida. Start is on Friday, 8th March at 7am (New York time); the end after 36 hours cut off time on Saturday at 7pm. About 20 participants signed up for the 281.2 miles at the Lake Louisa State Park. Because there a no clear favorites we hope for an exciting race and will cross our fingers that all are able to get to the finish line and achieve their personal goals.
Follow the race at: www.usaultratri.com/races-florida.html
Henning Olsrud, born in 1986, is the first athlete from Norway who has won the IUTA World Cup. He finished four races in 2018 and was always on the podium. Right at the beginning of season Henning was able to win the Double Anvil in Florida and finished with the second best time ever at the Quintuple Day in Switzerland. We talked with him about his achievements in the past year.
Good news from England and USA!
There will be held a Quintuple and Deca continuous under the Brutal Events label at the end of July in York/England. For more information have a look at decauk.co.uk.
Additional to the Double in Virginia/USA, there will be a Triple and a Quintuple in cont.- and day-format. Please note that the races will take place about one week earlier than initially announced in our provisional calendar. More information you'll find at usaultratri.com.
Dear athletes and organizers,
we've heard/read your wishes addressed to the IUTA. We've worked on solutions for almost all of them and included them in the new ruleset. Thank you also for your suggestions. Have a look at the rules section, please. All changes are documented.