Norwich triathlete Joe Skipper ‘ecstatic’ with performance in Ironman event in USA

Joe Skipper.

Joe Skipper. - Credit: Archant

Norwich athlete Joe Skipper has achieved one of the best results of his career by finishing second in the Ironman American Championship Texas.

The 26-year-old completed a course made up of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and a 26.2-mile run on Saturday. His overall time of 08:16.26hours was just over six seconds behind the winner. His cycle ride of 04:10.07 was a course record.

Skipper, originally from Lowestoft, took to his @joe_skipper88 Twitter account to say: 'Thanks for all support, means a lot so pleased to get a result and ecstatic I don't have to go to the job centre Wednesday morning now!'

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