It’s All About the DECA

It’s All About The DECA by Wayne Kurtz – Now Available! 

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It’s All About The DECA will take the endurance athlete junkie to understand this EXTREME endurance race that receives very little publicity and embraced by those who have achieved this amazing test of human endeavor.   In the multitude of checklists, toughest, most extreme endurance races and the world’s toughest endurance challenges; the DECA is the hidden gem most often overlooked because of the grass roots core group of athletes that live for this “extreme” event.   There are no major sponsors and no media outlet in the world reports this race very different than the normal, everyday known race.


The DECA (The Greek word meaning the number 10) is the ultimate race to test mental and physical strength in the three specific triathlon disciplines: 24 miles of swimming, 1,120 miles of biking and 262 miles of running (10 ultra distance triathlons). Remember this is a race and not a self-guided journey.


According to the author, Wayne’s DECA description in four words that describes the event and the athlete mindset characteristics are:

D – Discipline

E  – Endurance

C – Consistency

A – Attitude

This in-depth resource will take the reader “underground” through a journey to understand everything about this unique race for those who line up for the challenge.  The common theme of finishers in this book whose lives have changed (for both the good and bad) because of this event.  Wayne Kurtz along with the “family” of seasoned and exceptional DECA finishers will provide guidance on the following:

  • Race history and statistics, world records of both formats (Classic DECA or continuous event and 1 x10 format) illustrating finish rates
  • How to guarantee a finish and how to guarantee a DNF (Do Not Finish) and why specifically do athletes fail/finish
  • Sickness. Techniques for prevention and cures
  • Training plans (both formats) Classic and 1×10 DECA’s and out of the box approaches to finish this grueling event
  • Training plans are adjusted for the time management skills of juggling daily life of work and family
  • Checklists of what to take to the race
  • Budget analysis and music playlists
  • Crewing tips. Super crew stories
  • The author’s classic stories from behind the scenes while racing, including plenty of mistakes and learning lessons
  • Getting into the head of the DECA finisher with over 20 exceptional DECA athletes interviewed with specific ideas and
  • Mental Race strategies and learning how to do hundreds and hundreds of laps, while crossing the finish line again and again, and not stopping.
  • Typical course designs
  • Embracing suffering and fun simultaneously
  • Nutrition: Typical diets and race nutrition
  • The DECA finish line. No other race like it and why is it so unique

“Long-term results require long-term focus.  No emotion, No drama, No ego.”  Coach Sommer

$14.95 (Soft Copy )

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$9.99 (eBook )

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