Thursday, August 16, 2012

62 Year Old Jewish Triathlon Athlete to Compete in New York’s First Ironman

Elie Hirschfeld in the 2010 NYC Triathalon. Photo: Elie Hirschfeld.
A 2.4 mile swim, a 112- mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run will be the challenge for this weekend’s first ever New York City Ironman Triathlon and at 62 years old, New York developer Elie Hirschfeld could not be more excited to participate.

“I think this is a great celebration of a sport that isn’t yet fully appreciated,” Hirschfeld told The Algemeiner. “This is going to be a very significant event for New York because there is no other urban Ironman out there.”

A veteran of over 75 triathlons around the world, including races in Hawaii and Israel, Hirschfeld says that when New York announced it would be hosting the Ironman event last year, it was an opportunity he could not pass up. -- algemeiner.com

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