domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

Nadandolibre · Steve Muñatones • The conquest of Mt Fuji 5 lakes ... Japan Triathlon (52 km in 5 hr 17 min) 1992.






Mt. Fuji Triathlon (52 km in 5 hr 17 min) 1992.



Mount Fuji ... throughout history, humans have been many who have chosen this spectacular active volcano peaceful image to meditate and watch the sunrise.
But in 1992, Steven decided to conquer Muñatones this majestic volcano touring around the surrounding natural parkand swimming in its 5 lakes which are located north of MountFuji.
Their names are Yamanakako, Kawaguchi, Saiko, Shojico andalrrededor Motosuco and they are all the great volcano at the foot of the legendary Japanese mountain.
Steven Muñatones talk to Jose Diaz (Nadandolibre) on its third major open-water adventure in Japan ... This time the storywhich tells the versatile swimmer, has a great nature about another sport which saves a great relationship with swimmingopen water. The long distance triathlon.





Jose Diaz ·  What relation does this adventure with the Triathlon?

Steven · I swam across each of the lakes and then either rode my bicycle or ran to the next lake.  At the time, triathlons were big in Japan so I wanted to combine the sport of triathlons with open water swimming.



Jose Diaz · In which of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji did you swim?

View of Mount Fuji from the lake where Steven began his first crossing the lake Yamanakako.



Steven · Lake Yamanaka Kawaguchi, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko and Lake Motosuko.


View of Mount Fuji from the lake where Steven began hisvoyage on Lake Kawaguchiko 2.



Jose Diaz ·  Can you tell us the story of his adventure in the famous and spectacular Mount Fuji?

Steven · It was so beautiful on that day.  I could always see the majestic Mount Fuji throughout the swim.  In some of the lakes, I hit very cold water that is the melting snow of Mount Fuji.

View of Mount Fuji since Saiko the 3 rd lake where Stevencontinued to conquer the 4 th lake .....


Jose Diaz ·  Can you describe the feeling of swimming keeping an eye a great volcanic cone of such beauty and magnitude as is the Fuji?

Steven · It was inspiring.  Mount Fuji looks differently depending on the time of the day and the angle of the sun.  So I felt very connected with nature.  And I felt very, very small next to such a large mountain of over 3000 meters.


Jose Diaz ·  Did you make any changes in planning on crossing to swim in height?

Steven · I trained very hard and I did some mountain running.  So in addition to my regular swimming program, I used to run and bicycle in the mountains between 1500 – 2000 meters.  I had to become acclimated to high altitudes, so this was a very important part of my overall training program.

View of Mount Fuji from Lake Shojiko ... and Steven went for hislast great Japanese lake.


Jose Diaz · Remember that time employees at each lake swim?

Steven · It was nearly 3 hours total.


Jose Diaz · How was in the distances traveled by bike and race? Were they harder than swimming?

Steven · It was over 2 hours total. .  The runs were a bit hard because they were uphill runs.  The bike legs were great.  

5 View from the lake where Steven ended his challenge .. Getswim and walk the distances between the 5 lakes by bike or running.


Jose Diaz ·  Can you describe the feeling of swimming keeping an eye a great volcanic cone of such beauty and magnitude as is the Fuji?




Steven · It was inspiring.  Mount Fuji looks differently depending on the time of the day and the angle of the sun.  So I felt very connected with nature.  And I felt very, very small next to such a large mountain of over 3000 meters.








What a great adventure for Steven, he decided to conquer the 5 lakes to swim in one day with the distances that separate them, the distances traveled between lake and lake cycling or running. The height of over 3000m and large temperature changes thatmeet the swimmer tube after cycling or running into the water toswim, are some of the problems that Steven had to overcometo successfully swim the distance touring of the 5 lakes of Mount Fuji ... Once again we witness a great feat because the essence of a swimmer, who day by day and overcame all obstacles he encountered along the way to fulfill his dream .. In the great world of swimming and open water adventure. 


Next: Steven Muñatones, 1993, the triangle of Okinawa 37km marathon swim in 10 hours and 16 minutes.








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