Record-breaking Triathlon in the state of Hesse: Iron will, iron calves

Very nice and loud it is on the shore, as Dirk Leonhardt swims his last lap in the lake in Biblis. His wife, friends, and neighbors came together to him again t

Record-breaking Triathlon in the state of Hesse: Iron will, iron calves

Very nice and loud it is on the shore, as Dirk Leonhardt swims his last lap in the lake in Biblis. His wife, friends, and neighbors came together to him again to cheer. "That was sensational," says the Bruchköbeler. The last round he was swimming deliberately slowly, to enjoy the Moment again. Even a Cowbell has anyone unpacked, to make noise and to motivate him. "It was touching, because I know the people at all."

That he wants to break the world record for the longest Triathlon, had spoken in the small garden plant in Biblis around quickly. Many of the people he had met during the eight days at the lake. The last few meters in the water were filmed with a mobile phone, you are already two weeks. Leonhardt shares them on his Instagram channel. There are more than 1500 Fans and cheers follow him, when he reported of his Fort. After he had travelled 200 kilometres in the water, it went on 9. July without any major break on the wheel. Leonhardt went on that night, about 120 kilometers from Biblis to his home in Bruchköbel. The conclusion was only at 4.45 PM.

brought to 400 kilometres a day with the wheel

in the Meantime, he has about half of the targeted 5400 km bike course behind. The self-selected round-trip leads from Bruchköbel to Aschaffenburg. There, he switches to the main page and goes back North past Frankfurt and to his place of residence. After the change to the saddle, it went on for some days for the athletes. Nearly 400 miles, he managed a day on the bike. Although the neck tense still from the Swim and the pits from the wetsuit were sore form.

But then came the shock: In a Moment of carelessness of an extreme athlete drove in a parked car. "That was I in a day I get the head high," he says. His neck was very stiff, and the fatigue have to create him.

fortunately, a friend of the fire Department was able to immediately provide First aid. He had also called his wife Ilse Leonhardt, to give her the message. For all of this was a shock, but at least nothing worse happened. "The lip was open, the car has a small dent," says Ilsa Leonhardt. After the police had been informed, went there for the first time to see a doctor. The lip had to be stitched. The oral surgeon has prescribed two days of rest. "He wanted to ride the round actually, but I've forbidden him," says his wife.

"Nutella breads, there are still"

On the day her husband rested then. The next Morning, but Leonhardt has risen again in the saddle, albeit with a reduced workload. "We have not agreed that he drives at night, so he gets five, six hours of sleep and nothing more happened," says his wife. That is why he is only driving 300 kilometers a day.

Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 17:20

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