Dermot Galea for the 70.3 Ironman Italy in Pescara

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 21:56

Birkirkara St. Joseph’s National Triathlon Champion Dermot Galea, following his victory in the 113KMaltaMiddle Distance Triathlon two weeks ago, will be taking part this Sunday in the 70.3 IronmanItaly.  The race will be held in the town ofPescaraand it is one of a series in the Ironman circuit.  Galea’s participation in this race is part of his preparations for Ironman Wales which will be held on the 16 September.

The 70.3 Ironman consists of a 1.9-kilometre swim, followed by a 90-kilometre cycle and finishes with a half marathon run over the distance of 21.1 kilometres.  The Birkirkara St. Joseph champion is looking to improve his personal best of 4hrs 24mins set two weeks ago inMalta, although the bike course inPescarais rather hilly compared to the local one.

Galea’s schedule before the Welsh race is mainly on foreign soil.  Following thePescararace, he will take part in another 70.3 event inAntwerpin July.  In Italy Dermot Galea will be accompanied by Mr. Giuseppe Ferrara of Starbene.



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