I'm pretty much in complete awe of anybody who can lace it up and complete a long course triathlon (not taking anything away from shorter distances). How do then explain the sudden emergence (sudden for me at least) of ultra triathlons. There are folks out there that compete in double, triple, even deca Ironman events. Deca? That's 10 times as long as the official long course triathlon - 1,406 miles!!! Turns out there is a USA Ultra Triathlon organization (loosely defined), which falls under the International Ultra Triathlon Association, which is "the official governing body of Ultra Triathlon, which is devoted to creating interest in the sport; developing the sport through increased athlete participation; and promoting sanctioned venues worldwide. The goal of the IUTA is to take the Ultra Triathlon sport to greater heights." Pretty amazing that not only are there people out there who do this, but it's organized as well.
Ever met someone who's completed an ultra triathlon?