He crossed the finish line at 08.09 hrs local time to cla
im the runner up spot in the Deca Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Monterrey, Mexico.
Dave completed the Deca in 239 hrs 04 mins and 56 secs. .
After an excellent swim in which he emerged from the pool in second place, Dave was in the lead by the end of the cycling section. After completing 3 marathons he suffered stomach problems, a badly swollen ankle and hands and was overtaken by Christian Mauduit (France), who went on to win the event. Dave bravely continued in spite of the setbacks and the pain from his foot and kept his nearest competitors at bay with some intelligent pacing and lengthy episodes of running.
Thank you everybody who has been following this event via this website and for all the fantastic messages of support – you have played a massive part in helping Dave to keep on going through some tough times over the past 9 days.
Well done, Dave Clamp “DECA IRONMAN” !