Just listened to Ray Dary and he had Gerry duffy on who is starting his challenge of trying to complete a Deca Ironman 10 Ironmans in 10 days tomorrow in England i believe. The blog of the challenge is
Thats a 2.4 mile swim, 180k bike and 26.2 mile run each day for ten days in a row.
Will he do it?
Listening to him on the radio he hopes to come in around the 13 to 14 hour mark each day. Personally i think he has set his sights too high considering he has a 17 hr time limit per day.
Will be interesting to follow and see how he gets on.
Best of luck.
This I understand is the 'easy' way to do a Decca. Apparently the harder way is to swim 24 miles / bike 1,120 miles / run 262 miles in that order.
I like the look of this one more as an ultra triathlon.
Jeez, now the Ironman is dumbed down.
Where do I sign up for a double IM?
I've absolutely full faith that Gerry will do this.
I ran a marathon with Gerry last year when he was doing the 32 marathon challenge. The day I ran with him, it was his 27th or 28th marathon in as many days in searing heat. It hardly took a fidge out of him. Gerry is incredibly motivated and hard working and even though the 10 Ironman challenge is probably tougher than the 32 marathons, I've no doubts that he'll get it done.
I just bought his book yesterday and then coincidently heard him on the radio this morning. Fair play to him, hope it all goes well. Sounds like he has put the work in to deserve a succesful outcome.
Day 6 and seemingly still going strong. Think he's still leading the field.
An incredible thing to do. These kinds of event are getting more common, making an IM seem easy in comparison. So we're all just total pussies here Truly is amazing what the human body is capable of.
In comparison yes. But there's no such thing as an Easy Ironman.
Check out gerry's progress on www.enduromanlive.com.
Hes on no 7. think there is only 12 of the orginal 20 left.
According to Ray Darcy there are only 5 left. And I was joking when I said IM was easy in comparison. My mind boggles thinking about what this guy is doing.
Just got an update there only 6 of the original 20 made it to the start line at 6am this morning. Carnage
5 at it now according to race director. One guy too cold to swim. Jeepers!
According to the FB updates on 32 Marathon challenge..one guy at the Deca tripped on a tree root last night and cracked some ribs and is out.Another guy finished his 6th at 3.50am this morning but could not get back in the water at 6am as his core body temp was too low....and finally the guy above quit the swim after a few laps and got out of the water shaking. Mental stuff!
He was Interviewed on morning ireland today. Click on Sport News and select the 08:35 sports bulitin about 2 mins in.
Morning Ireland Player
Not really - 10 long long days in the office. I wouldnt' fancy it myself but its just plodding for 10 days.
15:15 was the fast time on day two. In alot of IM races they've pulled you out of the race at 15 hours saying "Sorry dude too slow".
Thats not to say its not an achievement. But its like equating 10 five hour marathons to a 2:59. Going longer does not mean going harder. I'd much prefer to do a 1:45 olympic distance than a 9:30IM.
No offence Tunney (I had some respect for you) but dont be such an arse.
The guy is doing it for charity ffs (http://www.mycharity.ie/event/gerry_duffys_event) and all you can do is throw a jealous / bitchy comment in?
Before you even attempt to make a derisory comment like that , I'll ask the question - "Have you done one for charity?"
If not then 'man up' and do it yourself for a charity of your choosing if you think its "just plodding for 10 days".
Some people in here might even sponser you too ....