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Tim Don Wins Patagonman Triathlon

The Man with the Halo added a title with a difference to his collection, winning the rough and rugged off-road Iron-distance race in deepest Patagonia, Chile.

 

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.”

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