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The Creation of the AnVillage

The AnVillage term was penned by Maria Simone following the March 2016 Double ANVIL.

The Anvillage!!!

It would be a mistake to think of a Double Anvil as simply twice an Ironman. While the numbers do add up that way, the experience is so much more than just those numbers.

Representative of these differences is the very language used to described the center of the race. An Ironman has a transition area. The Double Anvil has a village. That’s more than just a semantic difference.

Within the confines of that Anvil village–what I’m going to call the Anvillage–lies the key to what makes this event so special: a sense of community that comes from pushing the edges of our comfort zones, sharing the belief that limits are for other people, and finding our strength not only as individuals–but also as a community of people seeking the extraordinary.

While I raced as a solo racer, this effort was hardly an individual effort for me – or for any of my fellow racers. It is not possible to cross the finish line of a race of this magnitude without the support of the Anvillage. The respect and support of the racers, their crews, and the race staff is like no other race I’ve ever done.

Not. Even. Close.

The commiseration or commendation of your fellow comrades-in-laps can lift you out of a hole or help you ride the high to the finish line. There were times when I was convinced that to go another lap would be a seemingly impossible, Herculean effort. But, then, a fellow racer or their crew would cheer me on, give me words of encouragement, and I was fueled and renewed by the knowledge that if I believed it – I would achieve it.

We may have started as individuals, but in passing through the Anvillage lap after lap after lap–and yeah, another lap–we crossed the line into family.

To read her complete race report, click here for the document



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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.


Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document



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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at for more information and to be added to the list.




IUTA Races


Dates are in chronological order with past races removed if new dates are known! Most of these will be hosted roughly the same time each year. If the date is not updated, it means I don't know when they are hosting their race next year. If you see they have a date, please let me know.

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Double ANVIL Tri, Orlando, Florida
17/20 March 2016
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Double Ultra Tri, Neulengbach, Austria
Not sure about 2015
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Double Ultra Tri, Székesfehérvár - Hungary
Not sure about 2015
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Quintuple Enduroman 5x1 Tri, New Forest, Hampshire, England
26 May/1 June 2015
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Double ANVIL Tri, Henry Hagg Lake, Portland, OR
14/17 July 2016
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Triple Ultra Tri, Lensahn, Germany
24/26 July 2015
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Double Ultra Tri, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
20/21 August 2015
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Double Ultra Tri, Panevėžys, Lithuania
28/30 Aug 2015
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Double ANVIL Lake Anna State Park, Fredericksburg, VA
09/11 Oct 2015
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Deca Ultra Tri, Monterrey, Mexico
Not being held 2014 - see Leon, Mexico Deca below

Other Ultra Events


The ones hosted by athletes that have competed in the Double and Triple are annotated. We help support them with their events! The Ultra Triathlons below either did not request sanctioning by IUTA or they are part of a multi tri weekend and only one ultra tri was sanctioned. Dates will be updated when new ones are known! Most of these will be hosted roughly the same time each year. Click on the name of the race under the logo to activate the web link.

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Quintuple ANVIL Lake Anna State Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia
October 2016
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Triple ANVIL Lake Anna State Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia
8/11 October 2015
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Deca/Quintuple/Triple/Double/Single, León, Guanajuato, México
19-28 October 2015
RD ~ Hildeberto (Beto) Villa Lopez. He has raced with us before
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Double Deca Ultra Triathlon 1x20, Buchs, Switzerland
14 Aug - 2 Sep 2016
Experienced Race Directors in charge of this super event
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the brutal extreme (Double & Triple) Triathlon
19/21 Sep 2015
Llanberis, North Wales, United Kingdom
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Different Off-Road Running, Biking and obstacle type events
Thruout the year/Fredericksburg VA Area
RD Konrad Heller ~ Raced with us in the past
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Winter 100 Mile/24 Hour event along the Erie Canal Towpath
28/29 January 2017 ~ Buffalo NY
Ken Genewick is the RD, he has crewed athletes at our races
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Summer 100 Mile/24 Hour event along the Erie Canal Towpath
5/6 August 2017 ~ Buffalo NY
Ken Genewick is the RD, he has crewed athletes at our races
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3.1 Mile Open Water Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
Early January yearly (17Jan2016)
Dan O'Shea ~ Adv Racer/triathlete/Navy SEAL and a friend of ours
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100 Mile On-Road Run
12-13 March 2016
Brandon Wilson, Virginia Double ANVIL competitor Oct 2011

Other Links & Friends


Websites from friends of ours.

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Most know this adventure entrepreneur & bald man in the ultra tri space. Wayne's site covers a host of subjects and resources for the long distance endurance athlete including published books, blogs and accountability-focussed coaching programs.
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Beyond The Iron Training Book
Website designed by Wayne Kurtz to allow people to purchase his book Beyond the Ironman, which provides an in-depth overview of the types of events that take place around the world, offers specific training ideas/schedules, and helps you design a plan that meets your needs. Wayne knows what he is talking about as he trains and races according to what he has written. A must buy for those looking to get into the ultra distance scene or want to hone their skills.
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ERM exists to provide insight, education and entertainment into the world of endurance racing. Over the past decade, athletes from all over the world have made a conscious decision to push their bodies and will to the limit but running, swimming, skiing, cycling, and rowing distances that seem impossible. This magazine adheres to both the competitive spirit and the companionship and commeraderie of the endurance racing community; their spirit, motivation and drive, to push one’s body and soul to the outer limits of our capabilities.

Our motto, to paraphrase experienced ultra-distance athlete and author, Wayne Kurtz, is “every athlete has his or her specific goals and reasons for racing in whatever event he or she chooses; but overall most would agree that the journey to the finish line is what resonates in most athletes’ minds.”
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Written by John Vonhoff ~ One of the most knowledegable people with regards to foot care. Fixing Your Feet provides resources, foot care tips and techniques, and foot care products to help you - runners, adventure racers, hikers, thru-hikers, fastpackers, walkers - in short, anyone using their feet. Whatever your activity or sport, can help you with foot care tips for happy healthy feet.
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Your press release distribution service for the running, cycling, swimming and triathlon industries
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Endurance Planet is the premiere online destination for runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and adventure racers who want inspiration and education from podcasts, videos, articles and products to fuel their endurance passion.