The Ultimate Triathlon

, , , | dlacord | Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 10:33 am

If you love extreme adventures, you’re going to love this guy.  Charlie Wittmack is an adventurer from Des Moines, Iowa, who left last week on a world triathlon.  Wittmack’s tri will take him 12,000 miles over 13 countries.  Starting in the icy waters of the River Thames in England and ending with a climb to the summit of Mount Everest, Wittmack will swim, bike and climb.  

The numbers are astounding – he will swim 275 miles, bike 9,000 miles from France to India, and climb or run 950 miles over 11 months, ending with a short jaunt up the flank of Mount Everest.  Wittmack is a world-class climber who has climbed Everest before, trekked across East Africa, sailed the Indian Ocean in a handmade boat, and ridden 5,100 miles on a bike across the U.S., but he’s not just doing this for the thrills.  He is also working to draw attention to global health issues, including an initiative on safe child-bearing in Nepal, and to develop an innovative educational curriculum. 

To follow Wittmack’s world triathlon attempt, go to his site at theworldtri.com

– Deb Acord

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One response to “The Ultimate Triathlon”

  1. Charlie says:

    Thanks for the support! I hope you’ll follow along! http://www.theworldtri.com

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