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An Auditel franchise owner has completed the Ironman UK Triathlon, a tough multi-sport race. Alan Ford, who joined Auditel in 2004, raised more than £2,000 for Cancer Research by taking part in the race.

Alan said: "Cancer Research is particularly close to my heart as some of my good friends and myself have lost our mums to breast cancer over the last few years. You may well ask what is the Ironman UK event? Well, it's a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26 mile full marathon, all one after the other!"

Alan completed the event, which took place in Bolton, in just over 12 hours. Alan added: "I had a couple of bad periods about 3 1/2 miles into the bike ride and after 18 miles into the running. At that point, it really started to hurt. But I eventually came 56th in my age group out of 285, and overall, 291 out of 1,223 competitors. The winning time was 8 hours and 45 minutes with the last competitor arriving at the finish after 17 hours."


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