BIRTHPLACE: The Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Utrecht, The Netherlands
|Winner, 2018 Ironman Maastricht|
|Winner, 2020 Queensland Individual Time Trial Series (21km, 30km)|
|16th, 2019 Ironman World Championship|
|2nd, 2019 Utrecht Half Marathon|
|2x Middle Distance Wins|
|8x Middle Distance Podiums|
|90km Bike Personal Best: 2:14:17 (2021 Challenge Salou)|
|180km Bike Personal Best: 4:51:43 (2019 Ironman World Championship)|
|21km Run Personal Best: 1:19:57 (2021 Challenge Budva Montenegro)|
|42km Run Personal Best: 3:04:57 (2017 Rotterdam Marathon)|
Els Visser is a long-distance triathlete and doctor hailing from the Netherlands. She survived a shipwreck in 2014 by swimming eight hours to the island where she was eventually rescued. This kickstarted her desire to leave her career as a doctor to turn pro athlete, to live life to the fullest and follow her dreams. After only a year in the professional ranks, she won her first full distance triathlon title and has continued to build towards finally getting on the podium in Kona.
The documentary showcases not only the audacious yet ultimately successful attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under seven hours for men and under eight hours for women, but also the two-year build-up leading into the challenge following all six athletes involved.
Vice world champion Kat Matthews today became the first woman to finish a full distance triathlon in under eight hours
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