4 days. 5 hours and 11 Minutes – this is the time, the Eduard „Edi“ Fuchs needed, to become the first Austrian to win the Ultra Cycling European Championships.
At the second longest Ultra-Cycling-Event in the world, the Race Around Ireland, Edi’s competitors could only defy him at the beginning of the 2159 km. However, the Austrian already pulled away on the second day oft he race and managed to extend steadily his lead.
It seemed that the course was perfectly made for Edi, as the athletes had to get over climbs with a slope up to 23%.
Meanwhile Edi was flying uphill, his pursuers lost meter by meter.
With an average pace of almost 22km/h, Edi crossed the finish line in Navan (close to Dublin) after 101 hours and a lead of 15 hours over the second.