Born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa and now living in Wales, Sean Conway has become one of the world’s most accomplished ultra-endurance athletes. He’s cycled around the world, swam the length of Great Britain, he holds the record for cycling across Europe (24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes), completed a 4,200 mile triathlon around the coast of Great Britain (“the toughest 85 days of my life as I attempted the entire feat completely self supported”), climbed Kilimanjaro in a penguin suit and many other impressive feats since 2011.
Last week Conway set out to break the Iron Cowboy’s record of consecutive full-distance triathlons (3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and a 42.2 km run). Last June James Lawrence completed 101 full-distance races in a row, so Conway was looking to go one further this summer.
Conway was looking to complete the 102 days on a course near his home in Flintshire in North Wales.
Unfortunately, just under a week into the effort, Conway crashed on his bike and injured his ankle, and has been forced to call off the attempt. He says he’ll reschedule and give it another go.
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