BIRTHPLACE: The Netherlands
RESIDENCE: Würzburg, Germany
TEAM: Schwimmverein Würzburg 05
|7x Dutch National Champion (5km/10km/Marathon in Pool and Open Water)|
|5th, 2021 European Open Water Championships Budapest (25km)|
|Achieved Qualification Time for 2022 World and European Championships (25km – 4:47:56)|
|1500-meter Swim PB: 15:32.10 (2022 Eindhoven Qualification Meet LCM)|
Lars Bottelier is a seven-time Dutch national champion in long-distance swimming both in the pool and open water. Qualified for the 2022 World and EuropeanChampionships with a time of 4:47:56 over 25 kilometers, his main aim now is to qualify for the 10K open water swimming race at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
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.
Two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt made history today, becoming the first man to complete a full distance triathlon under seven hours.
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