After years of racing on the professional long course circuit, Tara Norton continues to do the sport she loves. Most recently, on Nov. 25, Norton won the 2018 Ultraman world championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Never heard of an Ultraman? The race occurs across three days. Day one is a 10K open water swim, followed by 145K of the 430K bike. Day two is the remaining 276K and day three is an 84K run.
Two years ago, Norton wasn’t sure if she’d be able to do an Ultraman ever again. Unaware of a stress fracture, Norton slipped and fell on a hike. The fall, plus the undisclosed femoral stress fracture led to a complete break. The rehab process took a full year, and in 2018, she made her comeback.
Earlier in 2018, Norton also became the first person to solo the Dóxa Threelay – an overnight triathlon that covers 285 miles in a non-stop, two-day timeframe. The Dóxa race has 36 legs with varying combinations of all three disciplines.