ABOUT SWISSULTRA

FACTS

The swissultra is the only Ultratriathlon competition in Switzerland. The races offered always correspond to the multiple distance of a long distance triathlon (3.8 km swimming, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km running). 

The athletes travel from all over the world to swissultra – from the USA, South America or Canada, from the Philippines, India and Malaysia ... The majority, however, come from Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, Italy, Austria and Hungary).

HISTORY

First edition: 14 August to 2 September 2016 with 20 participants (8 DOUBLE DECA one per day and 11 DECA one per day)

2nd edition: 16 to 31 August 2017 with 39 participants (16 DECA Continuous, 5 DECA one per day, 9 QUINTUPLE Continuous, 9 QUINTUPLE one per day)

3rd edition: 15 to 30 August 2018 with 34 participants (15 DECA Continuous, 5 DECA Day, 6 QUINTUPLE Continuous and 8 QUINTUPLE one per day)

4th edition: 12 to 31 August 2019, current number of participants see start list.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

The number of participants varies – depending on the competitions on offer and other World Cup races. In 2016, the DOUBLE DECA (20x) field was quite small with eight athletes; however, there are only a few ultra triathletes in the world who dare to compete at such a distance. Parallel to this, a DECA was offered (11 participants). In 2017 there were four competitions on offer; the demand was correspondingly higher with 39 registrations. In 2018, 34 athletes competed. For logistical reasons, the limit is a maximum of 40 participants.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

THE CREW

The swissultra is organised by the Association "Swiss Ultratriathlon" and a highly motivated organising committee. We are very committed to making the swissultra an experience for all athletes, volunteers and spectators and to making the warmth of the ultratriathlon family tangible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we are always happy to receive your feedback or suggestions.

CONTACT

JEFF LÜSCHER

President of the organizing committee

 

Race director, finances, athlete communication, sponsoring

president@swissultra.ch

ANDREAS WISLER

Webmaster

 

Website programming, IT support, security specialist

andreaswisler.com

DANIEL MEIER

Vice-President of the Organizing Committee

 

Ultratriathlete

BEAT BRÄNDLE

IT & Timing

 

Timekeeping and IT installations

KATRIN MEIER

Kommunikation

 

Media, Photos, Videos, Athlete Communication, Website

media@swissultra.ch

JENNY HUMMEL

Volunteers

 

Volunteer coordination, logistics

volunteers@swissultra.ch

AUGUST WASER

Infrastructure

 

Coordination of construction, electrical installations, sponsoring

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

THE IDEA

Der Gedanke, einen Ultratriathlon in der Schweiz zu organisieren, ist im Gespräch unter drei Athleten entstanden, die 2014 beim Deca Ultratriathlon in Mexico teilgenommen haben: Alexandra Meixner (AT), Carsten Sacher (DE) und Daniel Meier (CH). Alle drei verfügen über viel Wettkampf-Erfahrung in der Ultratriathlon-Szene. Daniel Meier hat ausserdem bereits vor dem swissultra zweimal einen Ultratriathlon-Wettkampf erfolgreich organisiert hat (Double Ultratriathlon in Neftenbach 2011 und 2012). 

 

 

Since all three athletes wanted to take part in the competition in Buchs themselves, they looked for a president for the organizing committee and found in Jeff Lüscher an enthusiastic and competent mastermind.

Photo: The initiators Carsten Sacher (left) and Daniel Meier (right) with Jeff Lüscher at the founding of swissultra on 1 August 2015.

Since all three athletes wanted to take part in the competition in Buchs themselves, they looked for a president for the organizing committee and found in Jeff Lüscher an enthusiastic and competent mastermind.

Photo: The initiators Carsten Sacher (left) and Daniel Meier (right) with Jeff Lüscher at the founding of swissultra on 1 August 2015.