Tim’s win marked the continuation of his incredible comeback from a broken neck, coming just weeks after his fifth-place finish at the Challenge Cape Town half iron-distance triathlon in South Africa.
The Patagonman race is notoriously tough from the start, beginning with a plunge into the ice-cold water of the Aysén Fjord from the back of a ferry.
Tim completed the 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim, the winding, mountainous 112 mile (180.25 km) ride and the hilly dirt-road marathon in 09:32:42 to take the title.
It was “hands down the hardest triathlon I have ever done,” according to Tim, who added on Instagram that he still “Enjoyed it so bloody much!"
“From the jump off the boat into the ice-cold fjord in the dark. To the rolling and mostly up hill bike course (2550m vert. climbing). But that run was just spectacular the longest I have ever run but it went by so fast, well till the last 6km.
"A lovely way to finish off a tough 2019.”