Peter Kotland’s Fueling Plan for the 2014 Ultraman World Championships

IMG_0266The ULTRAMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS is an athletic odyssey of personal rediscovery; as such, it is the next step in the endurance challenge of being human. Covering a total distance of 320 miles (515 kilometers), on the Big Island of Hawaii, it requires that each participant complete a 6.2 mile (10 K) open ocean swim, a 261.4 mile (421 K) cross-country bike ride, and a 52.4 mile (84 K) ultra-marathon run.


Peter Kotland, a previous World Champion in this discipline, placed 5th in the recent 2014 Ultraman World Championships that took place Nov 28 – 30 on the  Big Island of Hawaii and has been kind enough to share a video with his pre-race thoughts



prior results, & detailed his fueling plan over the course of this grueling 3-day event:

Having competed at the Ultraman World Championships four times, my planned nutrition guide was based on my prior racing experiences here. Coaching and being Crew Captain for Shanna Armstrong 3 times during the races winning World titles and events such as RAAM race, Gigathlon 7 day race in Switzerland and the Ultraman Worlds race which provided me much insight into what athletes do, what they go through during their endurance races – their good times and of course, the not so good times. Based on this experience, I have learned it helps to have multiple plans ready for the race and a my crew is ready to come up with minor adjustments in order to please my crazy cravings, and support the robot like body and absent mind.

Day 1 Fueling:

Day 2 Fueling:

Day 3 Fueling:

Ultraman 2014 World Championships 5th
Ultraman 2009 World Championships 3rd
Ultraman 2008 World Championships 4th
Ultraman 1997 World Champion & record holder


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