12 June, 2011

Enduroman 2011 won by "The most remarkable Irish sportsman of his generation":

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DECA iron man Gerry Duffy won the Enduroman competition which finished today. 
The 43-year-old Mullingar athlete, described on RTÉ last week as the  "most remarkable Irish sportsman of his generation", was one of 20 who began the gruelling 10-day undertaking last Friday week but that number had been whittled down to just five by the final day.
Every day Gerry swam 2.4 miles, cycled 116 miles and has run the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles, taking an average of 15hours to complete the task.
Gerry Duffy was once 50lbs overweight
The athletes had a maximum of 22hours to finish each day.  If they do not make the cut-off, they are disqualified.  
Gerry is also driven by a determination to complete the 10-day mega-marathon and raise much needed funds for Irish Autism Action.
His most recent venture comes hot on the heels of last year's challenge in which he successfully ran 32 marathons in 32 successive days in the 32 counties of Ireland, which is recounted in his book  "Who dares, Runs."
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