Off the beaten mainstream path of traditional triathlons, Boulder’s Laura Knoblach set a world record at the Todo Triatlon (sp), in Leon, Mexico. In this Double Deca Continuous race, competitors complete a 48-mile swim, 2,240-mile bike, and a 524-mile run. Basically they do 20 full-distance IRONMAN races in 28 days. It took Laura 633:41:39 to finish.
In a more familiar scene, Boulder’s Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae and Olympia von Berg placed first and fourth respectively at the Los Cabos IRONMAN 70.3 on Sunday.
At IRONMAN Florida, Colorado native Ben Hoffman took second with a blistering 7:48:29 only three weeks after taking fourth at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. Rounding out the pro field is Boulder’s Justin Metzler(6th), Tyler Butterfield (7th), Tripp Hipple (11th) and Colin Laughery (23rd)
Here is a video of Laura’s finish. https://www.facebook.com/todotriatlon/videos/2462670053947280/
More of Laura’s story can be found here: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/boulder-woman-breaks-womens-world-record-for-a-double-deca-ultra-triathlon/73-7273b9c0-32e1-4036-9578-b2abeeae545d