Coleman doctor competes and completes fifth Ironman Triathlon

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COLEMAN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – According to Coleman Today, a Coleman doctor finished his fifth Ironman Triathlon over the weekend.

Dr. Paul Reynolds of Coleman, Texas, competed in the Ironman competition in Lake Placid, New York on Sunday, July 23. He finished the punishing race with a time of 16 hours, 6 minutes and 38 seconds.

The Ironman Triathlon, organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and finishes with a 26.2-mile marathon run. Ironman competitions are organized throughout the year, all across the globe.

Dr. Reynolds trains to do one Ironman competition a year, according to Coleman Today. He has competed in four previous Ironman competitions, all in Florida. His last one was in 2016.

This year’s competition was held in Lake Placid, New York, the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Coleman Today reports that friends and family of the doctor tracked his progress through the course by way of a GPS tracker provided by the competition.

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