Folly of confinement; 421 kilometers running, a homemade ironman or 24 hour roller -
More than one is taking advantage of confinement and free time to increase the volume of training and that is that social networks are showing us the craziest side of some athletes.
In the absence of competitions, good are the sporting challenges and personal feats to help us keep motivation intact.
However, the following protagonists seem to have taken this indoor training too seriously. Here goes a compilation of the great sports follies that confinement has left us to date.
Never before has the famous phrase “please don't try to do this at home” make so much sense.
63 hours running without sleep
Mike Wardian, well-known ultra-deep-sea athlete, was able to walk 421 kilometers in 63 hours to proclaim himself champion of the Quarantine Bakyard Ultra. Competition organized by the creator of the mythical Barkely Marathon on the occasion of the world confinement that we are suffering these days.
Wardian spent the 63 hours of the test circling the block of his home in Virginia (USA), while the second classified, the Czech Radek Brunner spent over 2 days on top of the treadmill. The biggest savage to date!
Jan Frodeno's Ironman indoor
Popular athletes are not the only ones doing home follies during confinement. Jan Frodeno, Olympic triathlon champion and triple world champion in distance Ironman joined the bandwagon of sporting exploits with an indoor Ironman.
The evidence that could be seen live through Frodeno's Facebook channel raised funds for the fight against COVID 19.
Frodeno employment just over 8 and a half hours to cover the 3,800 meters of swimming, the 180 kilometers of bicycle and the 42 kilometers of the marathon that make up an Ironman distance. A "tiempazo" to take into account even more knowing that the German passed the entire test making video calls with different celebrities.
112 kilometers on a treadmill
Ricardo Abad, a great benchmark in the world of ultra resistance, he wanted to be no less and took advantage of the confinement to cover 112 kilometers on a treadmill.
On this occasion the Navarrese proposed it as a personal objective for Celebrate that her mother has overcome the coronavirus and to honor healthcare personnel. 112 kilometers was the distance chosen for the challenge. A distance that coincides with the national emergency telephone number.
Abad is a true lover of sporting challenges and in his sporting palms there are 607 marathons in 607 days or the 100 Ironman completed in one year.
23 kilometers of stairs and 2000 meters of positive elevation gain
Juan Carlos Vicente was one of the first athletes to challenge confinement. The ultra-resistant vegan runner had the brilliant idea to travel 23 kilometers without leaving the stairs of your home.
Vicente had to overcome more than 2,000 meters of positive elevation gain and more than 10,000 steps. A true test of mental improvement and a true test for the knees, calves and ankles.
24 hour roll
The fever for the Zwift platform continues to increase and more will continue to do so as people would like to imitate what James Lowsley – Williams, better known as Hank, did. The presenter of the popular GCN cycling channel challenged the roller to complete 24 hours of non-stop pedaling. In total they were 785 virtual kilometers around Watopia (virtual island of Zwift). Virtual madness!