South African triathlete wins Ultraman Florida event

South African triathlete wins Ultraman Florida event

By Triathlon South Africa on 11/03/16 at 6:54 am

South African triathlete, Rob Gray, currently living in the USA recently won the Ultraman Florida event. This event is a three-day, 320 mile (515-km) endurance race, which took place from 20 - 22 February 2016.

“Last weekend I won Ultraman Florida, a 3 day event that includes a 6.2 mile swim and 90 mile bike on day 1, a bike ride of 171 miles on day 2, and a double marathon (52.4 miles) on day 3. It was an exciting last day, where my 56 minute lead was whittled down to a narrow winning margin of 8 minutes. Half way through the run, the projected finish time had my winning margin down to only a minute!”

Click here to read more on Rob Gray’s race report.

Rob was also interviewed by Slowtwitch on his Ultraman Florida win:
“I was leading on day 1 and day 2, and then had to fight like crazy to keep it on day 3. So I had over 30 miles of deep pain where I was fighting for the win, and getting to that finish line was very real!” here to read more on the interview.