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A second IUTA World Championship in 2020!

IUTA Deca Continuous World Championship 2020 in Buchs/Switzerland!

The IUTA is proud to present a 2nd World Championship in 2020! Next to the Double Ultra Triathlon in Virginia/USA (October 2020) there will be a Deca Continuous WC in Buchs, Switzerland from 12th to 27th of August. It is the first time after 2014 that two world championships take place in the same year and the first Deca WC since 2006 in Vidauban, France. The current world champions at the Deca Ultra Triathlon are the German Dagmar Großheim and Fabrice Lucas from France. Who will be next? More information at http://www.swissultra.ch.

Important info to the events in Bad Blumau 2019 & 2020

We have sad news. We can’t recognize the world record of Richard Jung, achieved during the Quintuple UT in Bad Blumau/Austria in July this year, because not all requirements are fulfilled.

We ask you to recognize that the event in Bad Blumau will not be a part of the IUTA series in 2020.

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Two new world records set at the Swissultra races 2019

After three weeks of competition, the fourth edition of the Swissultra Triathlon is history. Austrian Norbert Lüftenegger has set a new world record for 20 times the Ultratriathlon distance (Double Deca), Swiss Eva Hürlimann for 10 times the distance (Deca). Walter Eberle from the Principality of Liechtenstein was the first handicapped athlete to finish the Deca Ultratriathlon.

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Robert Karas set a new world record in Panevezys

The crowd in Panevezys saw two finishers in the men's field, who beat the 20-hours-mark and a fantastic new world record from the polish athlete Robert Karas at the Double Ultra Triathlon. In the woman's category, Alina Ranceva from Lithuania won the IUTA world championship race in an exciting battle with the current world champion at the Triple-Ultra-Distance Marie Veslestaul from Norway.

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World Championship 2020 in Virginia USA!

IUTA World Championship 2020 in Virginia USA! The IUTA World Championship 2020 will take place in Virgina, USA. After the Deca in Hawaii 2004 it is only the 2nd time a WC will be in the United States of America. The Double Ultra Triathlon is dated to 1st until 4th of October 2020. More information will be published soon at http://www.usaultratri.com.

Brutal Events: Did I mentioned that I finished a Deca?

There have been a few attempts now to spread the world of Deca into the UK. This was the latest event organised by Claire Smith and her Brutal team and saw the now customary selection of events for athletes to select from. The IUTA classified events were the continuous Deca and Quin.

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Founder of the Ultra Triathlon died in June 2019

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.

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Hayes and Zemadanis win the Double Anvil in Florida 2019

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.

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