AMA Africa Senior Consultant, Leith Anticevich recently pushed his personal limits by participating in his first ever IRONMAN race. The chosen event: Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban.
There are currently over 200,000 athletes racing either full or IRONMAN 70.3 distance events across the globe. Athletes range from 18 to over 80 and from all different walks of life and athletic backgrounds. Something that has become apparent throughout the years when watching these races, is that the mind is the most powerful element in the human body.
The ultimate African IRONMAN 70.3, took place in Durban, known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate. The race began with a 1.9km swim at uShaka Beach, followed by a fast, undulating 91.1 km bike course that loops around the Blue Lagoon and heads along the M4 highway. The final part of the race is a flat, two-loop 21.1km run course along the promenade that provided some fast lap times along with spectacular views.
This year 3001 participants completed the race, Leith completed his race with a combined time of 7h 33min. For a first attempt at this type of event, this is an impressive time.
We are very proud of Leith and his spectacular achievement and look forward to supporting him in his future races.