The Brasil Ultra Tri competition in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most difficult competitions that await the best triathletes in the world. It is as much as 38 kilometers to swim, 1800 kilometers to ride a bike and 422 kilometers to run. Karaś set himself a goal not only to win, but also to beat the world record held by Belgian Kenneth Vanthuyne (182 hours, 43 minutes and 43 seconds).
The Polish gladiator completed the first two stages in a brilliant time of less than 80 hours. He was absolutely out of reach of the rest of the pack. The problems started after the start of the race.
“Unfortunately, Robert’s injury from Switzerland has renewed. Even walking is a big problem for him. We take a longer rest, reduce the swelling. We are optimistic, no one thinks about throwing gloves,” Karasia wrote on Instagram before midnight on Tuesday.
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Robert Karaś fights for the world record. “Swimming finished with amazing time”
Robert Karaś “returned to the game” for the world record
A dozen or so hours later, more information came from Brazil, this time much more optimistic.
“We’re back in the game. We haven’t got rid of the injury in 100%, the problem will definitely stay with us until the end. Robert charged himself with positive energy at night, he is mentally ready. This is the time when such feats cost a lot. Now with a smile on his face runs in the company of another Pole, Jurand Czabański, who has just finished his bike and is in second position.
Robert Karaś fights for the world record in the ten-time Ironman (source: robert_karas_teamkaras/Instagram)
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It failed in Switzerland
A few months ago in Swiss Ultra, the Pole had to withdraw from the competition due to complications after urological surgery. Then – as this year – problems arose during the race, when the 34-year-old was the leader and confidently heading for the world record.
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