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Ironman - Austria
(Sunday 3rd July 2005)


Simon Smith


1:22:07 6:15:12 5:04:50 12:59:28

A tremendous performance by Simon Smith who completed his 1st Ironman - the Austrian Ironman - on Sunday 3rd July.  A Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike and then a 26.2 mile run (a marathon). Simon completed the swim in 1:22:07, the bike in 6:15:12 and the marathon in 5:04:50 for an overall time of 12:59:28. This was around one hour less than the 14 hours Simon had expected to take.

Simon thoroughly enjoyed the race apart from having stomach cramp at 21-23 miles. Simon's top tip is to wear plenty of sun block especially in 88% of heat (ouch).

Thank Your Rachel.


Simon's partner is fellow Harrier
Rachel Gilbert.

Simon would like to thank Rachel for all of her support . Without this, he would not have been able to achieve what he did.