Jonas Colting - day 2 Ultraman
Written by: Herbert Krabel
Date: Sun Nov 27 2011
"I've never had a ride in such extreme conditions! Today we had torrential rains, heat and extreme winds. I was literally fearing for my life going up and down the Kohala Mountains." said Jonas.
Jonas Colting has won the Ultraman World Championships in 2004 and 2007 and finished and finished second in 2010 despite being ill. Colting set the swim record time of 2:14:43 in 2004 and has the second best total time overall - 21:41:49.
2011 Ultraman World Championship schedule
6.2 mile (10 km) of open water swim followed by a 90 mile (145 km) cross-country bike ride from Keauhou Bay around the southern tip of the island to finish at Namakani Paio Park in the Volcanoes National Park. Vertical climbing totals 7600 feet (2316 meters).
171.4 mile (276 km) bike ride from Volcanoes National Park to Keaau, and then turning east with a counter-clockwise loop through Kalapana, Kapoho and Pahoa and through the city of Hilo. The route continues north along the Hamakua Coast to Waimea and over the Kohala Mountains to finish at the Kohala Village on Hawi Road in Hawi.
52.4 mile (84 km) double-marathon run from Hawi to Kawaihae and then on to Kailua-Kona. Finishing on the beach at the Old Airport State Park.
Jonas Colting did not end his 2011 Ultraman the way he had hoped to. Injuries caused the Swede to pull out of the race quite early into the double marathon. 11.28.11
On a day of wild winds over the Kohala Mountain pass, Jonas Colting held on to a dwindling men's lead and Amber Monforte charged to 5th overall --with a 2-hour 18-minute women's race margin. 11.26.11
Jonas Colting charged into the lead at the 2011 Ultraman World Championships and in this video Jonas talks about his 10k swim and 90 mile bike segment on the first day of this 3 day event. 11.26.11