Piers recently embarked on the ultimate endurance challenge, competing in the world-renowned IRONMAN event.
The village of Calella on Spain’s eastern coastline on the Mediterranean Sea played host to Europe’s most popular end-of-season race, drawing participants from across the globe.
He completed his first-ever triathlon in 12 hours and 37 minutes! Let’s break down his extraordinary result:
- 3.8-kilometre (2.4-mile) Swim: Piers kicked off the race with a challenging open-water swim in an impressive 1 hour and 19 minutes.
- 180-kilometre (112-mile) Bike Ride: Following the swim, Piers embarked on a demanding bike ride, showing incredible resilience with a time of 6 hours and 58 minutes.
- 42.2-kilometre (26.2-mile) Run: The race’s final leg consisted of a full marathon! He powered through this gruelling challenge, completing it in 4 hours and 3 minutes.
But Piers wasn’t alone on this incredible journey. His army of supporters—friends, family, and well-wishers— whether cheering him from the sideline or tracking his journey from home, has been a constant source of motivation.
This triumphant accomplishment speaks volumes about Piers’ strength, commitment, and unwavering spirit.