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Imrie places fifth at Strongman Japan

The Torontonian's first visit to the race.

Toronto’s Andrew Imrie placed fifth overall at Strongman Japan on April 15.

Imrie completed the 3 km swim in 40:39, biked 155 km in 4:07:05, and ran the marathon in 3:20:04 for a total time of 8:14:18.

He will race next at Eagleman 70.3 in Maryland on June 10.

Read all about Andrew’s Strongman Japan experience at Andrew Imrie’s blog.

Here is an excerpt:

I first heard of Strongman after an Ontario pro, Wolfgang Guembel, won the race and Triathlon Magazine Canada had an interview with him where he mentioned it.  After racing Hawaii in October, I wrote a blog for the Morning Glory Cycling Club, and was lucky enough to have the Strongman international athlete coordinator, Gary Sato, comment on the blog and mention the race.  Gary does a great job seeking out athletes to come represent their countries and share the Strongman experience with the Miyakojima locals, and I was excited to be invited to participate in such an amazing event.

Below is some video of Andrew and some of his fellow racers celebrating post-race,