30 Ironmen in a vacation: want to create a Hesse the longest Triathlon in the world

It is an idyllic setting: in and Around the lake, small houses are to each other in a generous distance. In the well-tended gardens grows a lot of Green. The su

30 Ironmen in a vacation: want to create a Hesse the longest Triathlon in the world

It is an idyllic setting: in and Around the lake, small houses are to each other in a generous distance. In the well-tended gardens grows a lot of Green. The sun is shining, and on the surface of the water the passing fleecy clouds reflect. Here are all of the characters on the relaxation are actually. A man brings movement into the sleepy small gardens: Dirk Leonhardt from Bruchköbel near Hanau scratch since the 2. July by the lake in Biblis. Every day, 25 kilometers from about 6 to 21: 30. He has a goal always in sight: He wants to get into the Guinness book of world records for the longest Triathlon in the world.

the father of a family wants to travel a route of just under 7000 kilometers: 200 kilometers in the water, 5400 on the bike and 1320 foot. The are about 30 Ironmen and the want to complete Leonhardt, all of his annual leave. "About 130 kilometers, I've done it," he says at noon on Tuesday. "The last 70 are still waiting for me." On Thursday evening, he wants to change finally on the bike. Originally, the exchange was planned for Wednesday. For Leonhardt, however, had to swim 30 miles a day. This was too much for his body. Therefore, it is now per day for five kilometers less. On the lake three yellow buoys mark the route of 367,4 meters – so a lot of back measuring a round from one Bank to the other and back again. He must swim 70 every day.

by keeping up with heat balm and Nutella sandwiches

The enormous physical effort that the Bruchköbeler take on, you can see him. The arms he can pull some heavy out of the water. On Tuesday morning, a cramp in the upper arm bothers him. In addition to the physical challenge of an extreme athlete has to contend with other difficulties. "It all started with a very bad sunburn," says wife, Ilsa, who watched her husband from the shore. Especially the face and neck are affected. And, although he had applied sunscreen. Therefore, you have to cut a t-Shirt of her son as a UV-protection deal. The clamps are now under the cap, so it protects the back of the neck.

"The Motivation I prefer, therefore, that it is my desire to make something Crazy," says the extreme athlete. "And I just want to know if I can do it." The exchange of water on the saddle is supposed to run without much break. Since the Triathlon idea was very important to him, so Leonhardt. However, if he departs at the end of the day, in fact, still in the dark from Biblis to Bruchköbel, will you decide, so Ilsa Leonhardt on Thursday morning. From his home in Bruchköbel, he wants to depart four times daily of a self-selected round-trip between Hanau and Aschaffenburg. In order to reach his goal of 400 kilometers per day, he needs to sit probably 16 to 18 hours on the bike. At the end of 1320 kilometres still to Run. To stay in the self-imposed time frame, he would have to run two daily Marathons.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 08:21

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