McDermott begins Ultraman race tomorrow

“I love the challenge of the long training and long journey of exploration of my perceived limits,” said Scott McDermott

“I love the challenge of the long training and long journey of exploration of my perceived limits,” said Scott McDermott of his Ultraman race which takes place this weekend.

“I love the time to think and become a better person. I love the look on people’s faces when they figure out what I am up to. Love the healthy lifestyle!”

McDermott, 44, is one of only 40 competitors chosen worldwide to compete in the 29th Ultraman World Championships Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

What is it? Ultraman is a three-day, 320-mile (515 kilometre) individual ultra-endurance event which takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The first stage includes a 10 km ocean swim, followed by a 144.8 km cross-country bike ride. The second stage is a 275.8 km. bike ride. And then stage three is a 84.3 km. double marathon run. Each stage must be completed in 12 hours or less.

McDermott, owner of Best Body Fitness, has been in Hawaii since Nov. 12 and blogging about his adventure. If you’d like to follow his experiences leading up to and during the race, check http://www.yourbodycar.com/author-2/scotts-blog / or learn more at the Ultraman website http://ultramanlive.com/.