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St. Cloud's Ultra-Triathlete...

 

By NScreen_Shot_2019-12-10_at_8.46.29_AM.pngora G. Hertel (sctimes.com - Dec. 9)

BOULDER, Colorado — Laura Knoblach says she's "super slow" in short races.

But the St. Cloud native has world-record-breaking endurance. 

Knoblach completed the equivalent of 20 Ironman triathlons in October, back to back to back.

In the span of about 26 days Knoblach swam 48 miles, biked 2,240 and ran 534. It's called a double deca triathlon, and Knoblach won the event held in Leon, Mexico.

The 24-year-old beat the women's double deca world record by more than 9 hours. And she beat the U.S. men's record by more than 44 hours, she said....

First, Knoblach swam for 48 miles in a 50-meter lap pool. She stopped to sleep only an hour and a half in that 51-hour leg. She listened to a podcast and told jokes to get through it.

Then she got on her bicycle to ride 2,240 miles, about 560 miles short of the longest distance across the continental United States . That took her about 11.5 days. The route took her on loops in mountains around a lake in the Parque Metropolitano de León.  READ MORE

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