Ultra Athlete Aims For An Incredible World Record

Ultra Athlete Aims For An Incredible World Record

Dirk Leonhardt, ultra triathlete aims for an incredible world record. With this cause, politicians inclined in sports (especially triathlon) supports the ultra triathlete, Leonhardt.

With an ultra triathlon over a total of almost 7,000 kilometers, extreme athlete Dirk Leonhardt from Bruchköbel is aiming for a place in the Guinness Book of Records. There should only be breaks if necessary. His family set the deadline for when he had to finish and took on measures to ensure safety.

Dirk Leonhardt is a triathlete. More specifically: ultra triathlete. A little bit of swimming here, a little bit of cycling there, and then a leisurely lap at the end – that’s no longer enough for the extreme athlete from Bruchköbel. For him, it must be very long distances. And he wants to prove that from Thursday with an ambitious and for many unbelievable world record attempts.

Leonhardt’s plan: an ultra-triathlon over 200 kilometers of swimming, 5,400 kilometers of cycling, and 1,320 kilometers of running. In total, this is approximately 30 times an Ironman long-distance, which usually involves swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers, and running a marathon. If Leonhardt survives these hardships, a place in the Guinness Book of Records beckons him.

Dirk Leonhardt: “It’s a little crazy”

“I don’t know why I’m doing this myself,” the father said in an hr3 conversation. “My determination is the want to get through the barrier of pain. It’s a little crazy, but I wouldn’t call it insane.”

For Leonhardt, his “a little crazy” endeavor begins on Thursday morning at 7 a.m. In a bathing lake near Biblis, he does the swimming course between sunrise and sunset. He only takes breaks for meals and going to the toilet – and for safety reasons during the dark, which should make it easier to find time for the breaks. Leonhardt wants to be finished with 200 kilometers after seven days.

15 days for 5,400 bike kilometers

But that will only be the beginning. Depending on the time at which he gets out of the water, the ultra triathlete wants to start the first round of cycling. This will later lead him from his home in Bruchköbel via Aschaffenburg and Frankfurt back to Bruchköbel. Leonhardt wants to drive this 100-kilometer route, which is limited to the Rhein-Main area because of Corona, four times a day. It will therefore probably take 15 days for the total 5,400 kilometers.

And then it continues. With running. Only when the 38-year-old has completed the classic marathon distance a whopping 31.5 times over 42.195 kilometers is his world record official. If everything goes well, that too will take another two weeks. Incidentally, there is no official time limit for Leonhardt. In theory, he could take more time than the intended 37 days, sometimes a little slower and sometimes a little faster.

For kids who are looking to diving into the world of triathlon, apart from training and keeping your body fit, they would also need the right gears such as the best triathlon watch to keep them going.

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