We would also like to introduce ultratriathletes who do something special apart from victories and world records. This time we want to look back and dedicate ourselves to the achievements of Stephan Mayer from Farchant (Germany). Stephan is 50 years old and has participated in Ultra Triathlon events several times. This includes six Triple UT in Lensahn and two Double UT in Emsdetten. In July 2018, he organized his private Deca Ultra Triathlon in connection with a charity campaign in favor of the Mountain rescue Oberau.
Due to the numerous cancellations of IUTA races because of the problems around the corona virus, we held a member vote on whether to cancel the IUTA World Cup ranking 2020 or not. The result is clear: Almost 83% decided to cancel the World Cup ranking this year.
Just to clarify: The cancellation of the IUTA World Cup has no effect whether the remaining races will take place in USA, Mexico and France or not.
Update from 07.09.: Event in Leon/MEX is canceled.
Update from 06.08.: Double World Championship in Virginia/USA is canceled.
Update from 23.07.: The DecaMan in New Orleans/USA is canceled.
Update from 20.07.: Event in Pittsburgh/USA is canceled.
Update from 29.04.: Event in Buchs/Switzerland is canceled.
Update from 18.04.: Event in Lensahn/Germany is canceled.
Due to numerous problems caused by the corona virus and political decisions, Steve Kirby had to cancel his race in Oregon in June. Previously, the event in Fano/Italy had already been cancelled by the organizer.
The race in Colmar, France was postponed to the end of October/beginning of November.
The organizers of the events in Lensahn/Germany and Buchs/Switzerland want to decide after Easter or until the end of April if the organization of a race is possible at all.
Guy Rossi, born in 1948, competed in the last of a total of 114 ultra triathlons in 2018. In more than 30 years of ultratriathlon he finished 53 Double, 19 Triple, 10 Deca UT in continuous format and some more races. He spoke with us about the beginnings of ultra triathlon, the development of our sport and how he spends his "free time" now.
The IUTA-familiy sorrow for the founder of the first ever held Ultra Triathlon in the world. Our friend Dr. Raymond "Ray" Sheppard died at the age of 73 in June 2019 after a brief illness. Together with his wife Nancy he organized the Double Ultra Triathlon in Huntsville, Alabama, USA from 1985 until 1996. Above you find the official tribute and obituary … rest in peace.