George Hughes OA (2000) came 2nd overall and first in his age category in the punishing 70.3 New Zealand Ironman. The race involves Swimming 1.9 Km, Cycling 90 Km and Running 20.1 Km.
George Hughes (2000) raced in the Ironman 70.3 New Zealand on Saturday 2nd
March 2019. He came second overall and won his age category 30 to 35. In doing this he has qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France on 7th
September 2019. This was George’s first race at this distance and is also his biggest achievement in the sport, Ironman 70.3 is a punishing test of endurance both physically and psychologically. The sport is extremely popular, there were 409 athletes racing on Saturday so to come second is a brilliant achievement and a true reflection on George’s determination and athletic ability.
He completed the course in 4 hours 24 minutes
Ironman 70.3 course consists of:
Swimming 1.9 km
Cycling 90 km
George has been racing triathlons since 2012 and has represented GB for his Age Group at the following events:2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 2017 Soria ETU Duathlon European Championships2017 Düsseldorf ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
George grew up on a farm just outside Evesham and has lived in Cheltenham since 2009, he captained the Abberley Hall 1st
XV. He played rugby for Gloucestershire before captaining England u18’s played for Bath Rugby. More recently he has played for Old Pats Rugby Club.
We all wish George the very best of luck in the World Championships in September.