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Cold Standard

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noun - Cold Standard is an extreme biathlon (swim-run) competition held in Hong Kong organized by Doug Woodring of Ocean Recovery Alliance. It is combination of the 15 km Cold Half marathon swim held around Hong Kong Island and the 42 km Standard Chartered running marathon, a 42 km run held on 15-16 February. The Cold Half and the Standard Chartered marathon are held on the same weekend in February. The athletes place according to their cumulative time.

2014 Cold Standard[edit]

Chris Molnar, Alex Reinert, Chad Bishop, Henry Wright, and Tobias Frenz competed in the first Cold Standard in Hong Kong where they attempted to join the Sub 3 Squared Marathon Club.

The Cold Half & Cold Standard Extreme Marathon Swim combines a 10 km marathon swim at the Cold Half with a full 42 km marathon run at the Cold Standard.

Sub-32 Marathon Club[edit]

The Sub-32 Marathon Club (also Sub-3 Squared Club or Sub-3 x 2 Marathon Club) is a select group of endurance athletes who have swum a full 10 km marathon swim without a wetsuit, fins or paddles under 3 hours and 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 marathon 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 by an independent observer.

Sub-6 Marathon Club[edit]

The Sub-6 Marathon Club is a select group of endurance athletes who have swum a full 10 km marathon swim without a wetsuit, fins or paddles and who have run a full 42 km marathon run for a cumulative total time of under 6 hours. Similar to Sub-32 Marathon Club, the 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 by an independent observer.

Members[edit]

There are no certified members of the Sub-32 Marathon Club or the Sub-6 Club yet. Doug Woodring is organizing the first Sub 3 Squared weekend event as part of the Cold Half marathon swim and the Cold Standard running marathon in Hong Kong in February 2014.

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