Blind athlete ‘proud’ to claim Ironman world record for Leicester
An athlete from Leicestershire has claimed a new world record as the fastest person to complete an Ironman competition blindfolded.
Fully blind Haseeb Ahmad, from Oadby, smashed the previous record for the challenging course – a 2.2-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26-mile run – by almost seven minutes.
Haseeb, 46, and his guide Duncan Shea-Simonds, claimed the record in the event in Barcelona on October 2.
He got confirmation last week (10th) that he is now the official record-holder.
They finished the course in 11 hours, three minutes and 31 seconds.
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