Matt Paz is a triathlete and endurance athlete who will attempt to become the first person to join the Sub-32 Marathon Club (alternatively, the Sub-3 x 2 Marathon Club within the same month.

Paz, within 30 days, will attempt to run a sub-3 hour marathon, considered pretty good for the average runner, as well as swim a sub-3 hour marathon swim, also considered to be pretty good for the average adult swimmer.

Achieving both those two marathon goals on land and in the water within a month is tough and a bit challenging. Athletes must juggle their training and racing schedules to be able to run at a 6:52 per mile pace for 26 miles and swim at 29-minute miles for the marathon swim.

If Paz is successful, he will join the Sub-32 Marathon Club, a select group of people who have swum a full 10 km marathon swim without a wetsuit, fins or paddles under 3 hours and those who have also run a full 42 km marathon run under 3 hours.

The 10 km marathon swim can be done in fresh or salt water, but must be correctly measured by GPS and not done downstream in a flowing river. The swim can be done solo or as part of a race. The marathon run can be done in any marathon running event or a solo run documented with GPS and an independent observer.

Paz just missed joining the Sub-32 Marathon Club in 2012 when he missed the sub-3:00 mark by 7 minutes in his first 10 km swim at the Swim Across America Long Beach in California. “It was tough,” recalled the triathlete. “I went the whole distance without anything. When they told them there was a [floating] feeding station, I just assumed there would be people there with all kinds of stuff to help me. I had no idea we had to bring our own stuff. Which I didn’t. But I will get under 3 hours for the marathon swim next time.”

 

 

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