Ricardo Abad

Ricardo Abad Martínez is a Taffa ultrafondista specialist in ultra-deep challenges.

It began to run at the end of June 2005, almost by chance. "My body needed a change, at that time I rode a bicycle and it became obsessed, so coinciding with the birth of my only daughter Ainhoa ​​I changed the bike for the shoes with the intention of preparing my first marathon, San Sebastián 2005, that experience and especially the good atmosphere of the previous races filled me in such a way that I changed my plans, I started cycling in 2006 and in mid-January I decided to leave it parked and put on my shoes ".

The first year he made five asphalt marathons and two mountain marathons, and the following year he took another step, making his first crossings: Barbenas, Monegros, Navarra, at the same time combining them with marathons and many other races.

In 2008 he began his first big projects such as the Crossing of the Peninsula and the 30 marathons in 30 days in the month of August.

This is followed by the various challenges such as 150 marathons in 150 days and the return to the Peninsula.

In 2009 he is nominated by the City Council of Tafalla to the Prince of Asturias Sports Awards.

For him to run is something more than a sport, it is a philosophy of life. It seeks to escape from conventional careers and create my own challenges and challenges.

For this I have a fantastic support team that makes it possible to make these long journeys and all projects.

Year 1995:

  • Crossing the United States by bicycle 4000km in 20 days

Year 1996:

  • Crossing Australia by bicycle, 5500km in 30 days
  • Crossing Perpignan-Irún, 526km in 20 hours

Year 1998:

  • Ruta de la Plata, 550km in 20 hours
  • Camino de Santiago, 800km in 32 hours (it was a record until 2007)

Years 1999-2005:

  • Road bike competition in several national teams
  • 12 Quebrahawosos (3 of them among the top 20 classified)

Year 2006:

  • I start running on foot. This year I make 5 asphalt marathons, 2 mountain marathons and several popular races

Year 2007:

  • I perform 5 asphalt marathons, 3 mountain marathons, 15 races of different distances and several crossings
  • Crossing of the Bardenas Reales: 75km in 5 hours 59 minutes
  • Crossing the Monegros (Huesca-Caspe): 123km in 9 hours 50 minutes
  • Crossing Asturias (Valdegrande-Candas): 121km in 19 hours 40 minutes
  • Crossing Navarra (Endarlaza-Cintruénigo): 165km in 18 hours
  • 24 hours of TV3: 184.6km
  • 4th place in the 1st Xtrem Trail 2007

Year 2008:

  • Cañada Roncaleses (GR-13): 170km in 22 hours 45 minutes
  • 30 marathons in 30 days in the month of August
  • Lammergeyer running in 29 hours 40 minutes
  • Crossing Spain: Tarifa-San Sebastián, 1220km in 14 days and 5 hours
  • 2008 Sport and Heart Award

Year 2009:

  • 150 marathons in 150 days
  • Larra-Larraun (146km) in 19 hours 30 minutes
  • 4 consecutive marathons (168.8km) in 20 hours 40 minutes
  • 189km in 24 hours
  • 238.5km in 34 hours without rest
  • 8 marathons in 58 hours and 19 minutes
  • Nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for Sport
  • Tafalla-Gerona-Motril: 1750km in 23 days
  • Navarro Sports Gesture Award 2009
  • 24 hours on track for the intellectual disability: 709 laps and a distance of 194.5km
  • Best Sportsman Tafalles Award 2009

Year 2010:

  • Named Knight of Honor of the Order of Divine Worship
  • Tafalla-Javier-Tafalla, 97.4km in 9 hours 34 minutes
  • Irati-Xtrem 134.3km in 17 hours
  • Motril-Portugal-Cantabrian Cornice: 2000km in 26 stages
  • Bearded Vulture 2010: 28 hours 53 minutes
  • 187.5km urban circuit around Tafalla in 32 hours and 32 minutes
  • October 1, 2010 to May 30, 2012: 607 marathons in 607 days

Year 2012:

  • Quebrantatlon: two laps to the Quebrantahuesos (205 bike - 85 race on foot - 125 bike). Total 410km in 32 hours
  • Finisher Ironman of San Juan de Luz 11 hours 4 minutes
  • Finisher Ironman de Calella 10 hours 45 minutes
  • Nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for the second time

Year 2013:

  • 52 Ironman in 52 weeks
  • Six of them in official competitions Trisur, Ironcat, IM Lanzarote, Challenge Vitoria, IM San Juan de Luz, Iberman
  • Double Ironman in 26 hours 20 minutes
  • Ultraman in 26 hours 29 minutes

Year 2014:

  • 24 hours of solidarity Vuelta del Castillo de Pamplona in favor of the Food Bank of Navarra with 193km traveled
  • Finisher Ironman of Vitoria with personal brand
  • 24 hours of Triathlon solidarity in favor of GERNA in blocks of 8 hours (21km / 203km / 61.4km)
  • 4 Ironman in four consecutive days
  • Finalist of the Discovery MAX Awards in the Breaking The Limits section: Spaniards who have challenged and exceeded the limits of the human
  • 24 hours on gym tape in favor of GERNA with 178.63km. 24 hours of Barcelona on track with 183.2km. Both tests of 24 hours in only 8 days

Year 2015:

  • Reto Lanzarote-Regenerox: 8 ironman in 8 days on the IM of Lanzarote
  • Double ironman in 25 hours
  • First static ironman of history
  • Camino de Santiago by the Coast in four ironman
  • Challenge 10 Labor Kutxa: 10 ironman in 10 consecutive days
  • With all this achieving the world record of 100 ironman distances made in a year

Year 2016:

  • Marathon swim in 25 meter pool in 15 hours 19 minutes
  • Finisher Titan Desert
  • Double ironman from Lanzarote with a time of 29 hours 59 minutes
  • Third place in the Ultraman de Motril (toughest Ultraman in the world)

Personal brands:

  • 1/2 marathon: 01h 19 '48' 'Half marathon of Trubia (Asturias) 2008
  • Marathon: 02h 46 '11' 'San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) 2009
  • 100km: 08h 36 '44' 'Madrid
  • Ironman: 09h 58 '24' 'I Can Gandía 2015
  • 24 hours (route): 193km
  • 24 hours (track): 194.5km
  • 24 hours (tape): 178.63km

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