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The Robot Evolta Challenge: Photos Of The Ultimate Sports Hero

by | 23rd, September 2011

ALTERNATIVE Olympics Sports: The Robot Evolta triathlon event in Oiso, west of Tokyo. Three types of the 17 centimetre (6.7 inch) -tall, green and white imp-like robot, powered by three of Panasonic’s rechargeable Evolta AA batteries, plan to challenge an ultra distance triathlon on the Island of Hawaii on Oct. 24, covering the 3.8-kilometre (2.4-mile) swimming, 180-km (112-mile) bicycling and 42.2-km (26-mile) running, in one week with only three rechargeable batteries. Brillaint. And if the little master can hold a cricket bat, eat crisps, marry a super-tanned sweetheart in OK! and explain indiscretions in the lap-dancing club with the phrase “I was rechargin’ me batteries”, we might yet have the ultimate British sportsman…

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EDITORS NOTE: THIS IS A RECROPPED VERSION OF XITS101 - Robot Evolta swims during a family triathlon event in Oiso, west of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Three types of the 17 centimeter (6.7 inch) -tall, green and white imp-like robot, powered by three of Panasonic's rechargeable Evolta AA batteries, plan to challenge an ultra distance triathlon on the Island of Hawaii on Oct. 24, covering the 3.8-kilometer (2.4-mile) swimming, 180-km (112-mile) bicycling and 42.2-km (26-mile) running, in one week with only three rechargeable batteries. A black keel-like floater will be attached to assit the robot to swim in high waves and fast tides during the open water swimming. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)



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