Gerry Duffy from Mullingar has won the first ever Deca Ironman event in Hampshire, England.
Duffy (43) was one of 20 competitors in the event, which was made up of a 2.5 mile swim, 116 mile cycle race and a full marathon.The entrants had to do the events every day for 10 days. The Irishman beat his nearest challenger by 19 hours.
The Mullingar native, who is a personal trainer by profession, ran 32 marathons in 32 days around Ireland in 2010. He has written a book about his previous exploits entitled He who Dares, Runs. It is published by Ballpoint Press and is in bookshops now