Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Takin' It to a New Limit; Ultra for Men and Women Is the Latest to Test Athletes' Endurance

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Takin' It to a New Limit; Ultra for Men and Women Is the Latest to Test Athletes' Endurance

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Janine Hill

Sunshine Coast Daily

Ultraman

When: May 9-11, 2015

Where: Noosa

Day 1 - 10km ocean swim departing from the Noosa Surf Club, followed by 145km ride

Day 2 - 275km ride through the Sunshine Coast hinterland

Day 3 - 84km loop run, starting and finishing at Noosa Surf Club including a run through the National Park

THE number of ways athletes can test their physical limits on the Sunshine Coast will grow by one more next year when the Noosa area hosts a three-day 514km endurance race.

Ultraman Oz from May 9-11 will be Australia's first ultraman endurance race and the world's fifth.

The first was held in Hawaii in 1983 and spawned similar events in Canada, the United Kingdom and Florida.

Ultraman is so testing that competitors must have their own support crews.

The Noosa event will comprise a 10km swim from the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club and a 145km ride on day one. …

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