Every so often I read about some athletic endeavor too ridiculous to keep to myself. While investigating "Spiz," the high-calorie energy drink fueling Jason "The Hammer" Lane in his Trans America bike race (yes, that's another one worth reporting one day), I came across this report on Chet "The Jet" Blanton.
"Chet Blanton set the record of doing 27 Triathlons in one year including
one "Double Deca" Triathlon (48 mile swim, 2,240 mile bike, and 524
mile run). He completed this continuous race in 28 days and 6 hours.
Chet holds the record for doing the most triathlons in one year (27). Read more about this extraordinary athlete."
I doubt the assertion that 27 triathlons in a year is a record -- Guinness gives it to Bart Hackley, with 123 -- but I am intrigued by the double-deca-triathlon. That's 20x iron-distance, or nearly one month of full time triathlon.
Max "Fuzzy Bunny" H__ hereby quits.