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A comparison of performance of Deca Iron and Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathletes

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Title
A comparison of performance of Deca Iron and Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathletes
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SpringerPlus, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-3-461
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Beat Knechtle, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers, Christoph Alexander Rüst

Abstract

This study intended to compare the performance of ultra-triathletes competing in a Deca Iron ultra-triathlon (i.e. 10 times 3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling, and 42.2 km running) with the performance of athletes competing in a Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathlon (i.e. 30 times 3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling, and 42.2 km running). Split and overall race times of six male finishers in a Deca Iron ultra-triathlon and eight male finishers in a Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathlon were analysed using multiple t-tests, linear and non-linear regression analyses, and analysis of variance. Among the 19 starters (i.e. 17 men and two women) in the Deca Iron ultra-triathlon, six men (i.e. 35.3% of all starters) finished the race. The mean swimming, cycling, running and overall race times of the six finishers across the ten days were 1:19 ± 0:09 h:min, 6:36 ± 0:19 h:min, 6:03 ± 0:47 h:min and 14:44 ± 1:17 h:min, respectively. The times of the split disciplines and overall race time increased linearly across the ten days. Total transition times did not change significantly across the days and were equals to 48 ± 8 min. Among the 22 starters (i.e. 20 men and two women) in the Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathlon, eight men (i.e. 36.4% of all starters) finished. The mean swimming, cycling, running and overall race times of the eight finishers across the 30 days were 1:11 ± 0:07 h:min, 6:19 ± 0:32 h:min, 5:34 ± 1:15 h:min and 13:44 ± 1:50 h:min, respectively. Split and overall race times showed no change across the 30 days. Total transition times showed no change across the days and were equal to 41 ± 11 min. To summarize, the daily performance decreased across the ten days for the Deca Iron ultra-triathletes (i.e. positive pacing) while it remained unchanged across the 30 days for the Triple Deca Iron ultra-triathletes (i.e. even pacing).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 5%
Netherlands 1 5%
Unknown 20 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 27%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Other 2 9%
Researcher 2 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Other 6 27%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 12 55%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Unknown 2 9%

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#7,201,174
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#456
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#22
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