Rudolph Agius qualifies for Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:56

Gavin Muscat

National Middle Distance Triathlon Champion Rudolph Agius qualifies for Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Fresh from winning the championship title at the 2016 Garmin Ocean Lava Malta 113k Triathlon, Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club’s Rudolph Agius delivered a fine performance at the Ironman 70.3 Calella Barcelona last Sunday clocking a time of 4 hours 56 minutes in what was yet another challenging course.

Agius battled a strong swell in the 1.9km swim segment, hills and strong winds in the 90km cycle segment and a fast hard fought 21km run. Agius secured a respectable eight place in his hard fought age group and secured a place in the coveted Ironman 70.3 World championships to be held in Australia in September.

Agius will be the third Maltese to be on the start line in Australia, since Hannah Pace and Graham Borg had qualified earlier on.

“It has been a very successful week for me, first winning the Maltese middle distance title and now qualifying for the World Championships. Am very pleased with my performance, the training and race strategy having worked well”, commented Agius immediately after the race. “I am grateful for the support of my family and sponsors – BigMat Malta, Attard Brothers, Nectar Group, The Cyclist and Garmin”.

Agius’ next commitment is Ironman Frankfurt in June after which he will be focusing on his participation in the World Championships.

 

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club Triathlete and current National Middle Distance Champion Rudolph Agius during the 90km cycle segment of Ironman 70.3 Barcelona

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club Triathlete and current National Middle Distance Champion Rudolph Agius during the 21km run segment of Ironman 70.3 Barcelona





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