Competitions that test athletes’ endurance beyond the “normal” limits.
When athletes (runner, cyclist, swimmer, multisport athlete or adventurer) go beyond the accepted definition of endurance distance; they may be labeled “crazy”. Pushing the human body, physically and mentally, to reach goals far beyond those that satisfy most. It is a fire within that person that burns incessantly. It can be described as a deep passion which is satisfied only through pushing to the brink and beyond.
Ultra endurance and personal challenge events can vary greatly in length, from several hours, a day, two weeks or more. Preparedness is the key to success no matter the length of the event, and the longer the athlete will be taxing the body, the more prepared he/she must be physically, mentally as well as event logistics, race strategy, equipment, supplies, nutrition, and sleep. Some events allow athletes to self-support, while others require a minimum crew with very specific rules and regulations which must be followed to ensure the integrity of the event, the fairness to all participants and of course, safety…the highest priority.
Each sport has associated costs (time, effort and money) which can include equipment, coaching fees, race entry fees, balancing training time with family and work, and special dietary/nutrition requirements. It is easy to understand as well that the longer the distance, the greater the investment; therefore, ultra distance events carry an enormous investment. When considering an ultra-endurance event in which crew is required or highly encouraged, the planning, preparing, crew training, setup, event crewing duties and post-event activities can be overwhelming for the athlete. The athlete should be allowed to remain focused on his/her intense training needs.
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Engaging Finish Line Ultra Crewing can alleviate the pressure and anxiety of the complicated logistics of the event. No matter how prepared an athlete is physically, if the crew is not well-trained, efficient and ready for the extreme nature of the event, the athlete’s chances of success drop drastically. Finish Line Ultra Crewing provides highly experienced crew members who have a broad knowledge of ultra sports and direct experience with many ultra cycling events. Finish Line facilitates the athlete’s event through full event planning and on location crew services.
We are focused solely on the athlete’s desire to participate and succeed in this life-changing journey. Please visit our “Services” tab to learn more about the specific services offered by Finish Line.