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Agius secures slot with stellar performance in Hamburg Ironman

Maltese triathlete Rudolph Agius

Maltese triathlete Rudolph Agius recently showcased his endurance and skill at the Ironman Hamburg European Championship, finishing with an impressive time of 9:36:17.

His performance included a swim of 58:23, a bike ride of 4:57:45, and a run of 3:30:31, securing 27th place out of 337 competitors in his age group (45-49).

This achievement earned him a coveted slot in the Ironman World Championship, a remarkable milestone awarded at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg, Germany.

“Congratulations from Malta to Rudolph Agius. Not many Maltese compete in the Ironman World Championships & he is one of them. There we go,” said the race director, highlighting the significance of Agius’s accomplishment for the Maltese triathlon community.

Agius has been an active triathlete for the past 15 years, focusing primarily on full Ironman distances, which consist of a 3.8 km swim, a 180 km bike ride, and a 42.2 km run.

He has also participated in several Ironman 70.3 events, which include a 1.9 km swim, a 90 km bike ride, and a 21 km run.

Agius’s rigorous weekly training regimen included approximately 25 km of swimming, 600 km of cycling, and 105 km of running, demonstrating his commitment and discipline in the sport. His hard work has paid off, as he has now qualified for the Ironman World Championship four times – the 2018 Frankfurt European Championship, in Barcelona, Spain in 2019, four years later in Lanzarote and this year’s edition in Hamburg.

These qualifications have led him to compete three times in Kona, Hawaii, and once in Nice, France.

In addition to his full Ironman achievements, Agius has also qualified twice for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships that were held in Sunshine Coast in Australia in 2016 and Nice, France, three years later.

Agius holds national records in both the full Ironman and Ironman 70.3 distances. He set the Maltese national record for the full Ironman with a time of 9:00:53 in Spain and for the Ironman 70.3 with a time of 4:06:04 in Bahrain.

The Ironman World Championships, scheduled for next October, will see Agius representing Malta once again on the global stage.

His journey from a passionate triathlete to a world-class competitor is a testament to his perseverance, dedication, and exceptional talent.

As Agius continues to push the boundaries of his capabilities, his achievements inspire and elevate the Maltese triathlon community, marking him as one of Malta’s most accomplished triathletes.

Agius is being supported by Attard Bros Group, BigMat, Nectar, Malta Nutrition, Pfanner, Intersport, and Pata.

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