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Unsurprisingly, the matches are widely discussed amongst fans, sports journalists, academic experts and elite coaches, sometimes using player and team evaluation
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distances such as a multi-stage Ironman triathlon covering ten times the Ironman distance within ten days, performance progressively declined over the days ( Herbst et al., 2011 ; Knechtle et al., 2014 ).
In that regard, a Double Iron ultra-triathlon covers 7.6 km of swimming, 360 km of cycling and 84.4 km of running, a Triple Iron ultra-triathlon covers 11.4 km of swimming, 540 km of cycling and 126.6 km of running, a Quintuple Iron ultra-triathlon covers 19 km of swimming, 900 km of cycling and 211 km of running and a Deca Iron ultra-triathlon covers 38 km of