Imagine swimming 10km, cycling 421km & running 84km in the space of three days. Now imagine doing it faster than everyone else, that’s what Carl Read did last week. And if that’s not impressive enough, Carl finished the 515km race in just 21 hours and 27 minutes is the first person in the history of this event to be a two-time champion, breaking his own run-record from the previous Ultraman event. Carl finished the 84.3km run in just 6 hours and 29 minutes, which is currently about six minutes off the world record.
“I’m rapt and so stoked to go back-to-back. I put in three good days of racing and came close to a world record so it’s not all bad.”
Carl initially considered the race to be his last, but after recovering was hungry to have another crack at the world record.
“Why not come back for a third time. I’m a sucker for punishment unfortunately. I think I can have a really good crack at the world record. Let’s put Ultraman 2020 back on the radar & come back”.
We are so pumped to see Carl push himself as hard as he can, it’s a massive inspiration. Although we can’t help but think that his current moustache/mullet combo could hold some type of aerodynamic advantage?