Monday, 18 August 2008

The ironman

I just watched the Olympic distance triathlon- so exciting! Amazing finish for Simon Whitfield!

The ironman, aka full distance triathlon :

3.8km (2.4 mile) swim, 180km (112 mile) bike and 42km (26.2 mile) run!

The ironman training:

Miles swum every week by top ironman pros: 18 (29km)
Miles biked per week: 350 (560km)
Miles run per week: 60 (96km)
Calories burned weekly: 30
Extra meals per week an ironman eats: 42
Pounds an ironman would l
ose per month without these extra meals: 34


What it takes: A documentary about four world-class triathletes' quest for greatness. WIT Group LLC, 2006.

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