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Pacing and Performance Analysis of the World’s Fastest Female Ultra-Triathlete in 5x and 10x Ironman

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Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Thermopylon 7, 18450 Nikaia, Greece
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Faculty of Sport Sciences, European University of Madrid, C/ Tajo, s/n. Urb. El Bosque, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Spain
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Grupo de Investigación en Cultura, Educación y Sociedad, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080002, Colombia
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Institute of Primary Care, University of Zurich, Pestalozzistr. 24, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
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Medbase St. Gallen Am Vadianplatz, Vadianstrasse 26, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1543; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051543
Received: 29 January 2020 / Revised: 18 February 2020 / Accepted: 25 February 2020 / Published: 27 February 2020
The aim of the present case study was to analyse the performance data of the world’s best female ultra-triathlete setting a new world record in a Quintuple (5xIronman) and Deca Iron (10xIronman) ultra-triathlon, within and between race days, and between disciplines (cycling and running) and races (Quintuple and Deca Iron ultra-triathlon). The subject was an elite female triathlete (52 kg, 169 cm) born in 1983. At the time of her world record in Quintuple Iron ultra-triathlon she had an age of 35 years and at the time of the world record in Deca Iron ultra-triathlon 36 years old. The distribution of time spent in each discipline and transitions was 8.48% in swimming, 51.67% cycling, 37.91% running, and 1.94% transitions. There was no difference between the race days of the average speed neither in cycling nor running. The running pace had a within-day variation larger than the cycling pace, and also varied more between race days. In conclusion, the world’s best female ultra-triathlete adopted a steady (even) pacing strategy for both cycling and running, without substantial variations within- or between race days, for both the world record in a Quintuple and a Deca Iron ultra-triathlon. View Full-Text
Keywords: cycling; fatigue; running; swimming; ultra-endurance cycling; fatigue; running; swimming; ultra-endurance
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Sousa, C.V.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Clemente-Suárez, V.J.; Rosemann, T.; Knechtle, B. Pacing and Performance Analysis of the World’s Fastest Female Ultra-Triathlete in 5x and 10x Ironman. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1543. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051543

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Sousa CV, Nikolaidis PT, Clemente-Suárez VJ, Rosemann T, Knechtle B. Pacing and Performance Analysis of the World’s Fastest Female Ultra-Triathlete in 5x and 10x Ironman. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1543. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051543

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Sousa, Caio V., Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Vicente J. Clemente-Suárez, Thomas Rosemann, and Beat Knechtle. 2020. "Pacing and Performance Analysis of the World’s Fastest Female Ultra-Triathlete in 5x and 10x Ironman" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 5: 1543. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051543

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