In that particular year, a total of three cyclists took off to complete the sporting challenge of Dunav Ultra. Their names were Boris Begamov, Petur Zlatkov, and Emil Shukadarov. Up to that point, none of three had ever ridden a road bicycle. Still, their first-time attempts on Dunav Ultra were greeted with huge enthusiasm by friends, family and other cycling buffs – both online and via Facebook. Unfortunately, the try-out was largely unsuccessful. Only Boris Begamov managed to reach the final destination, albeit in a timeframe of 53 hours, therefore exceeding the requirement of 48 hours by 5 hours. The other participants, Zlatkov and Shukadarov, gave up 140km before the finishing line.

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Дунав Ултра