A former Cleve man has overcome cold, wet and windy conditions and a tyre blowout to achieve a Personal Best time in the 70.3 Iron Man World Championship event.
Jason DuBois, son of Cleve residents Peter and the late Diann DuBois, competed in the half Iron Man competition in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Sunday, September 2.
The 70.3 is a half Iron Man competition, comprising a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and a 21.1 (half marathon) run.
Jason completed the event on Sunday in 5:07, comprising a 32:55 swim, a 2:43 ride, and a 1:44 run (plus transition times).
It was a Personal Best time for Jason, whose previous best time was 5:09, which he achieved earlier this year in Langkawi and which qualified him for the World Championship.
Jason's goal was to finish Sunday’s race in under five hours, and he was on track for this, however he got a flat tyre five kilometres before the end of the ride.
Nonetheless, Jason said he was very happy with the time and was "super stoked" with his run, having shaved off 13 minutes from his run time in Langkawi.
After the event, he and wife Rachel are having a holiday and safari in Zimbabwe before returning home to Singapore, where they have been living since April 2015.