In that particular year (2.5.2014), a total of three amateur cyclists took off to complete the 682-km-in-less-than-48 hrs sporting challenge named Dunav Ultra. Their names were Boris Begamov (46), Petur Zlatkov (32), and Emil Shukadarov (41). Up to that point, none of three had ever ridden a road bicycle. Still, their first-time attempts on Dunav Ultra challenge 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 point (the village of Durankulak), 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 end point. The Dunav Ultra Cycle Route was born!

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Дунав Ултра