Two Time Ultraman World Champion Jonas Colting on the 2011 Ultraman Going On Now on the Big Island

Jonas Colting is a two-time medalist at ITU World Championships (long distance) and is a three-time winner of Island to Island, the archipelago aquathlon in Stockholm that has been dubbed one of the hardest one-day races in the world. Colting is also a writer of three books and is a noted public and corporate speaker in Sweden.

Jonas Colting talks about the 2011 Ultraman

Jonas Colting has won Ultraman World Championships twice, 2004 and 2007. In 2010 Jonas came second despite illness and rasperotory problems. Jonas Colting holds the existing swim record from 2004  2:14:43 and has the second best total time overall: 21:41:49.


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Facts about Ultraman

Ultraman World Championships is a 3-day, 320 mile (515 kilometer) individual ultra-endurance event which takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii. Entry is limited to 40 participants and is by invitation only. Founded in 1983, the event is held annually on the traditional Thanksgiving weekend.

Stage I
6.2 mile (10 km) of open water swim followed by a 90 mile (145 km) cross-country bike ride from Keauhou Bay around the sourthern tip of the island to finish at Namakani Paio Park in the Volcanoes National Park. Vertical climbs total 7600 feet (2316 meters).

Stage II
171.4 mile (276 km) bike ride from Volcanoes National Park to Keaau, and then turning east with a counter-clockwise loop through Kalapana, Kapoho and Pahoa an through the city of Hilo. The Route continues north along the Hamakua Coast to Waimea and over the Kohala Mountains to finish at the Kohala Village in on Hawi Road in Hawi.

Stage III
52.4 mile (84 km) double-marathon run from Hawi to Kawaihae and then on to Kailua-Kona. Finishing on the beach at the Old Airport State Park.

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