July 2023: After over three months of gruelling Ironman distance triathlons – that’s a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.22 mile run every day - Sean Conway has completed his mission to finish more back-to-back full distance Triathlons than any human before. He finished his final day’s endurance race in an incredible time of 14 hours, 5 minutes.
For his final record-breaking Ironman distance triathlon, Sean’s final swim took 1 hours, 27 minutes, followed by his cycle at 6 hours and 14 minutes and his marathon-length run at 5 hours, 45 minutes. He crossed the finish line of his incredible 105th triathlon at 18:52.
From the finish line, Sean said “I can’t begin to explain the emotions I am feeling having completed 105 days of consecutive full distance triathlons. Months of strict and gruelling training has led me to this moment, and I could not be prouder of what I have achieved today.
Keeping my energy levels up and giving my body enough calories and nutrients, not only to perform each day but to keep myself healthy and well enough to complete this world record has been no mean feat. I have been consuming 7,000 – 8,000 calories a day, which is not possible through food alone. Optimum Nutrition’s range of products have played a pivotal role in supplementing my intake and fuelling a performance I knew was in there, somewhere. Safe to say I am looking forward to taking some much-needed rest but watch this space for my next adventure!”
During an average day Sean would eat two Optimum Nutrition protein barsevery day (that’s 210 throughout the challenge duration!), three servings of Serious Mass, one Gold Standard Pre-Workout Shot, a serving of Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey at the end of the day and finally, Creatine to support high intensity performance*.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Sean Conway now lives in Wales, where he tested the limits of his potential and undertook this mammoth triathlon challenge. An average day for Sean on his 102 day record attempt would see him enter the Mold Leisure Centre pool to complete his 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride to the Blue Bridge Deeside. From there, it was a full 26.22 mile marathon back to Mold Leisure Centre.
Optimum Nutrition teamed up with Sean on this challenge for the second time, supporting with his nutritional strategy and supplying an array of products, enabling Sean to suitably fuel and recover from this incredible physical feat.
During the challenge Sean has been raising money for True Venture, a Welsh charity that exists to inspire and support children and young athletes, through sport, so they can connect with and reach their potential. To date, Sean has raised over £80,000 for True Venture. To donate, visit https://www.trueventure.org.uk/donate