"The saying goes that good things come to those who wait. Well, it felt like an eternity, but I am delighted and proud to announce my next project"
Matthieu Bonne, Ultra Sporter
From May 5th until May 12th, 2022, Matthieu Bonne, known for his otherworldly challenges, tried to complete eight triathlons in eight consecutive days on the eight Canary Islands. Each day 3,8km of swimming, 180km of bike riding and a 42,2km Marathon to finish things off, the Ironman distances. If he completes this challenge, he'll become the first ever to do so. 

(Work In Progress - Ungraded images)

More than a year ago Matthieu teamed up with two-time Ironman World Champion and triathlete legend Luc Van Lierde. He is the mental and physical coach for this epic venture. This challenge will be extremely though and complex.  First of all, there is the daily triathlon, but on top of that there are the typical characteristics of the Canary Islands: the unpredictable Atlantic Ocean, the rough and mountainous terrain, the scorching heat  and the strong trade winds he’ll have to fight…
The topography of most of these islands isn't really inviting to perform a triathlon: La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera... For example, there are no paved roads on the eighth island, La Graciosa. To make things worse, there are the daily  logistics that are really stressful. Every day, after completing his triathlon, he has to transfer from one island to the next in time to start the next Ironman. His plan is to sail over the Atlantic with a sailing boat, which will give this project another dimension.

Director and DOP: Klaas Backers
Editor: Joris Willems
3D animations: Nanopixels
Sound-design and mix: Thomas Houthave
Grading: Kene Illegems






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