Saturday, November 27, 2010

Paul's Ultraman World Championship

Day 1
Stage I – 6.2-mile (10 km) ocean swim from Kailua Bay to Keauhou Bay, followed by a 90-mile (145 km) cross-country bike ride from Keauhou Bay around the southern tip of the island via Route 11 to finish at Namakani Paio Park in the Volcanoes National Park. Vertical climbs total 7,600 feet.

Dalton Paul - 52 - M - 3:39:57 (Swim) - 7:56:41 (Bike) - 11:36:38 (Total)

Full Day 1 Results
Day 1 Race Report

Day 2
Stage II – 171.4-mi (276 km) bike ride, from Volcanoes National Park (Route 11) to Keaau, then turning east with a counter-clockwise loop through Kalapana, Kapoho and Pahoa, then on through the City of Hilo. From Hilo, the route continues north along the Hamakua Coast (Route 19) to Waimea, and over the Kohala Mountains via Route 250 to finish at the Kohala Village Inn on Hawi Road, just above its junction with Route 270. Vertical climbs total 8,600 feet.
Dalton Paul - 52 - M - 11:26:00 (Bike) 23:02:38 (2 Day Total)

Full Day 2 Results
Day 2 Race Report

Day 3
Stage III – 52.4-mile (84 km) double-marathon run from Hawi to Kawaihae (Route 270), then on to Kailua-Kona (via Route 19) and finishing on the beach at the Old Airport State Park.
Dalton Paul - 10:08:53 (Run) 33:11:31 (Event Total) 32 (Place)

Full Day 3 Results
Day 3 Race Report

Congratulations Paul!

St. Edwards man among 36 athletes in world ultraman

Paul Dalton
Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer

Paul Dalton

Published on November 30th, 2010
Eric McCarthy

HAWAII - Prince Edward Island's Paul Dalton started strong and finished strong in the three-day world ultraman championship, held in Hawaii during the United States Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 26 to 28.

Dalton had a very good swim, covering the 10-kilometre ocean swim in a time of 3:39.57 – 27th out of a field of 36 world-class athletes. That was just part of his Day 1 job, though. He still had to endure a 145-kilometre bike ride, completing the day in a combined time of 11:36:38 and a 33rd-place finish.

He was back on the bike Saturday, covering the 276 kilometres in 11:26:00, dropping to 34th place out of 35 starters.

Sunday, Dalton ran a double marathon in a time of 10:08.53 – the 26th fastest. That put him in 32nd place overall with a combined time of 33:11:31. His finish time was five minutes and 44 seconds faster than the numbers he put up in the Ultraman Canada race in British Columbia last July.

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