Congratulations to Eddie who on Saturday, at 70 years of age, became the oldest British Ironman finisher in history. Not only that, but she set the record in Lanzarote, considered one of (if not THE) most challenging Ironman course.
From the Ironman Lanzarote blog feed:They started in pouring rain this morning and had to contend with very wet roads on the bikes. Then they climbed 8,000 feet into a testing headwind. By the time they got back to transition the sun was searingly hot as they began their run. As the sun went down, they dealt with running into it, and once it had gone, the temperature dropped dramatically. Lanzarote has once again served up a dramatic and fascinating race and has lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s toughest.
Eddie, you are AMAZING!
We’re also quite proud that Eddie reported back that she wore her Trigirl armwarmers throughout the 112-mile bike!
For more on Eddie (and to be inspired by her energy!) see our video here.
We’ll need to get to work updating our article to include her latest and most amazing accomplishment yet!