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Ironman Iain overcomes injury

13:14 24 October 2012

North Devon

North Devon 'iron man' Iain Hindes

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A Chivenor lorry driver takes on the world championships for the second time.

North Devon triathlete Iain Hindes overcame injury to complete the IronMan World Championships event in Hawaii.

The chances of Iain even making it to the start looked slim last month following a serious biking accident back in the summer.

He said: “The accident happened nine weeks before race day when I was following two cars down a hill at around 30mph and hit a pothole that threw me from my bike.”

The 43-year-old lorry driver from Chivenor suffered serious concussion and tore an intercostal muscle which forced him to stop training for five weeks.

But he overcame his difficulties to complete the course consisting of a 2.4-miles swim, 112-miles bike ride and then a 26.2-mile run in 11 hours 52 minutes.

Iain finished 1285th out of 1900 finishers, and said: “It was far from my best performance, but after having the last two months of my training curtailed by my crash, I’m happy.

“The intercostal still hasn’t healed properly now, so even when I was back in training just three weeks before the race it was very light so as not to risk causing any more damage pre-race.”

The annual event, organised by the World Triathlon Corporation, has been running in Hawaii since 1978.

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