Ed Morton travelled to Austria at the beginning of July to take part in Ironman Austria in Klagenfurt. He was meant to compete back in 2020 but due to covid it was delayed for two years. What is an Ironman? An Ironman is a full distance triathlon which consists of a 2.4 mile swim (3.9K), 112 mile bike (180.2K), and 26.2 mile run (42.2K). Ed completed the event in 12hr 14mins in weather conditions that averaged 33c to a high of 38c on the final run leg. Well done Ed, a great achievement.
It was a brilliant day but a very hot day! I travelled with my brother who also took part. The local crowds and other supporters traveling with competitors created a brilliant atmosphere! Would I do another one? Definitely, most people think I’m mad when I say that I enjoyed every moment of that race!