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Taunton fitness fanatics to take on World Triathlon Championships
8:50am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
TAUNTON pensioners Gordon Rawlings and Pete Williams will be sweating it out in the World Triathlon Championships in Hyde Park, London, today (September 13).
They qualified through a race in Bristol for the 70 to 75 age group and hope to complete the 750 metre swim, 13½-mile bike ride and 5k run in a little over 90 minutes.
Gordon, 73, who used to work for Post Office Counters, said: “We’re lucky to be able to keep going at our age as people start to get ailments as they get older.
“We’ve been doing triathlons for about 20 years – I used to go to watch my son in Burnham but got fed up and thought I’d like to try myself.”
Gordon has twice won his age category at the Burnham Triathlon, with Pete, 69, a former BT worker, getting home first once.
Both are members of Taunton Running Forever Club and qualified for the event through the Bristol Triathlon.
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