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History and meaning of ultraman

The first Ultraman was performed at 1983 in Hawaii.

Our collaborator Marcos Bonilla, an experienced Ultraman, tells us the origins of this discipline that has its birth in the cradle of Ironman, Hawaii.

To start talking about the history of Ultraman We will start by explaining what is the Ultraman of Hawaii with the definition that the organization has in its web page:

"The ULTRAMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS is a sports odyssey of personal rediscovery; It is the next step in the challenge of human resistance.

Marcos Bonilla, Ultraman Hawaii 2017

One is covered Total distance of 320 miles (515 kilometers), on the Big Island of Hawaii (Big Island), is that each participant completes an open-sea swim course of 6.2 miles (10 K), 261.4 miles ultra-long-distance biking (421 K), and a Ultra marathon of 52.4 miles (84 K) ".

The first Ultraman Triathlon was held in 1983 in Hawaii, on the Big Island and was hosted by Curtis Tyler, Alex Smith and Conrad Will. Among the group; Curtis Tyler served as director of the original race with the goal of having something more than a competition, but an event in which the distance was so great that the fact of completing or finishing the test exceeded the importance and meaning of “racing " in the test.

He focused on pillars of the Hawaiian culture ... “Aloha” (love), “ohana” (family) and “kokua” (help). In 1992, Tyler gave Ultraman to Jane Bockus on the condition that there would never be any prize money. Jane Bockus, often referred to as "UltraMama," has kept the event the same, with the exception of a turnaround in 2001 and 2002, when she began and ended each day in Kailua-Kona.

Family Photo, Ultraman Hawaii

In 1993, a second Ultraman in Canada (Penticton, British Columbia), which served as a qualifying event for the Ultraman World Championships up to 2014.

Como classification events additional have included Ultraman from Wales, United Kingdom (2011-2013), Ultraman Australia (2015-2017)) and Ultraman Florida, which started at 2014 and is still a world qualifying series for the World Championship in Hawaii.

From 2017, Jane has transferred the baton of the race director to the assistant who for a long time accompanied him impregnated with the original idea and principles of the ultraman, Sheryl Cobb, ensuring the continuation of the principles of Aloha, Ohana and Kokua.

Ultraman Hawaii, end of the cycling sector

Today together with the whole family of Ultraman Worldchampionship Hawaii make possible the great miracle of the Ultraman, a magical event where Hawaiian values ​​are transmitted from athlete to athlete, and from team to team.

Today we can not deny that the Ultraman has inevitably become a competition where there is athletes participating with the desire to excel and the only goal to finish the test, and other athletes who participate with the goal to win, improve brands or raise positions.

Surely it is a natural evolution in any career in the world that is organized and grow ... But it is admirable that these values ​​are maintained for so many years, that even today is not an event corrupted by the tentative money of brands, and that it is a try where, in one way or another, reach the heart of the athletes marking a before and after in every triathlete who lives the experience of the ultraman ... say that once you live it you stop facing the same way the tests, and that unconsciously you try to apply those values: Aloha, Ohana and Kokua (Love, family and help), to the rest of the tests you find in sports and personal life.

Those of us who have ever participated in some "official ultraman", those who leave the material as something superficial, and who transmit those values ​​to you, know the importance it has today in a world full of brands and organizations of events for interest.

Hopefully this wonderful test can spread around the world and continue transmitting those beautiful values ​​from the ultradistance triathlon, and that those "few crazy dreamers" every time we are more normal just for the fact that something so nice to reach more athletes .


Photos: http://ultramanlive.com

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