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Anton Krupicka and the Longs Peak Triathlon


Let's break down on how Anton Krupicka and Stefan Griebel made the Fastest Known Time of the Longs Peak Triathlon

Sometimes your biggest challenge is with yourself and with your own limits. Sometimes, indeed, is a race against time.
But there are times where these two things converge, and this story is about one of this rare occasions. When the La Sportiva ambassador Anton Krupicka, well known for his career as ultra runner, decided to put himself to the line trying to break the record time on the Longs Peak Triathlon, an unofficial race in Colorado that mixes running, biking and climbing:

“At 5:29 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, Anton Krupicka and Stefan Griebel pedaled their bikes out of the parking lot of the Bustop, a gentlemen’s club in Boulder, Colorado, each carrying 9 lb. packs filled with climbing gear. By 2:35 p.m., the duo returned, having biked 38 miles to the Longs Peak trailhead, run 5 miles to the base of the Diamond, climbed the 1,700-foot Casual Route, run 9 miles down, and biked 38 miles back to Boulder. With a time of 9 hours, 6 minutes, Krupicka and Griebel officially had the fastest known time on the Longs Peak Triathlon, an unofficial “race” in Colorado climbing.”

Read more more about this crazy adventure in the full article by Climbing Magazine.

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