Iron man Matt gives his all in austrian triathlon

THURROCK triathlete Matt Harris proved he is an ‘Ironman” beyond all doubt when he completed the gruelling Ironman triathlon in Klagenfurt in Austria.

To us mere mortals, the distance of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle ride and then the little matter of 26.2 mile run is hard enough but this was in temperatures of 42 degrees (C).

Matt completed the course in 12hrs 56 mins.

Matt said: “The swim was fine and so was the first part of the cycle but the heat started to take its toll on the second part of the cycle. Then there was the run. It was hard very hard. There were a lot of casualties. The finish line looked like a MASH field hospital!

 

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