Gordon McWilliams Brilliant run in Ironman Austria
Every year IRONMAN Austria attracts 3.000 athletes from 60 countries, along with their vocal supporters, to this perfect triathlon landscape.
Known as one of the most beautiful races in the world, IRONMAN Austria has become legendary among athletes. They enjoy being part of one big IRONMAN Austria-family and rave about one of the most emotional finish lines in sport. Fans cheer on every athlete until the very last one has achieved their goal.
Klagenfurt (Austria) is situated at one end of the beautiful Lake Wörthersee with an average temperature of 22° C. After swimming, the athletes bike through the scenic landscape of Carinthia. The bike course, which has a „Tour de France“ atmosphere, with two steep climbs on each loop. The run course along the lakeside and across the city is mainly flat and shaded
Distances; Swim, 3.86k, Bike, 180k, Run, 42.2k (Full Marathon).
Our own Gordon McWilliams, taking part in his first Ironman event finished 3rd in the 0/45 category, in a brilliant time of 11.hours, 10mins, 1 second. His swim was 1.10.16, followed by 180k on the bike in 5.45.45 and he then ran a 3.57 marathon.
We send our congratulations to Gordon, who was back at training tonight, and looking forward to his next Ironman Challenge.