Ski, Bike, Row and Run: World’s First Ultra Ergathlon Completed by Athlete, Tony Nash
Ever consider running a marathon? Or maybe rowing one like athletes did at the 2018 CrossFit Games? If that’s a hard pass for you just wait until you hear this: Tony Nash, an active duty Army officer completed the world’s first ever ultra ergathlon.
The details: So what the heck is an ergathlon? It’s a long endurance event that has you transitioning between three erg machines and an Assault Runner.
- Half marathon on a SkiErg
- Full marathon on a BikeErg
- Half marathon on a RowErg
- Half marathon on an Assault Runner
All four events are completed back-to-back in a single day, adding up to a whopping 66 miles. I can feel my hips tightening up at just the thought of that.
The ergathlon was part of a series called Feats of Strength where athletes are featured for breaking new records in mentally taxing fitness endeavors. These grueling workouts are sponsored by a men’s activewear company, Ten Thousand.
His “why:” As a combat veteran serving two deployments to Afghanistan, Nash said he strives to push through his limits to give it his all, as those who made the ultimate sacrifice did.
- “I never considered myself to be an endurance athlete. This whole thing is like anything else. It’s one foot in front of the other… If I feel like I’m hitting a wall, I just need to remember: it isn’t a wall, it’s character development.”
If you’re looking to take on the ultra ergathlon, here are Nash’s times to beat:
- Ski: 13.1 miles – 1:40
- Bike: 26.2 miles – 1:45
- Row: 13.1 miles – 1:51
- Run: 13.1 miles – 3:32
“My hope is that this feat will inspire others to see how far they can go. I want people to blow my record out of the water. Not only do I welcome it, but I highly encourage people to come and get after it, or go even further,” said Nash.