MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 30, 2010
Ironman Champion Hillary Biscay Confirms Participation in the 26th Ultraman World Championships
TUCSON, Arizona - Wisconsin Ironman Champion Hillary Biscay will compete in the 26th Ultraman World Championships, held November 26-28, 2010. The event consists of a grueling three-day, 320-mile (515-kilometer) individual ultra-endurance experience and takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii. Entry is limited to only 35 participants and is by invitation only; Biscay secured one of the coveted entries based on her extensive Ironman performance resume.
Biscay’s participation in Ultraman will follow the anticipated completion of her eighth Ironman distance event of 2010, the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. Biscay Finished 4th at Ironman Brasil, securing her qualifying spot for World Championships.
Biscay finished third at the 2010 Ironman Malaysia, her 40th career Ironman and 15th career podium. She is the most prolific Iron-distance competitor on the professional women’s racing circuit. In 2006, her unprecedented performance set a new standard in Iron-distance racing when she became the first person to record six top-five Ironman finishes in one season. Biscay qualified for the 2000 Olympic Swimming Trials and completed her first triathlon in 2001.
“I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Ultraman for some time and I was looking for a new challenge this year,” stated Biscay. “I had the chance to check out the Ultraman course following a summer training camp in Kona and decided I didn’t want to wait any longer to have a crack at this race.”
Biscay continued, “This Ultraman project would not be possible without the valued support my sponsors: PowerBar, K-Swiss, TYR, ISM, Wilier, Zipp, FSA, CycleOps, Vega and Global Rescue.”
At the conclusion of the 2010 Ultraman, Hillary will have competed for over 500 hours throughout her remarkable career and covered the equivalent competition distance of 121,936 football fields; New York to London roundtrip; the circumference of the moon; or a trek across the Sahara Desert, twice.
Biscay is represented by Octagon.
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