Sixty-five-year-old surgeon Höskuldur Kristvinsson became the first Icelander to complete a triple iron man in the Triple ANVIL competition in Virginia October 9-11. He swam 11.8 km (7.6 miles), cycled 540 km and ran 126.6 km.
The triathlon is continuous but contestants can rest as much as they like as long as they make the distance within 60 hours. Thirteen athletes started the race but only six managed to cross the finish line in time.
Höskuldur completed the race in 59:44:37 hours. He swam for 7:34 hours, cycled for 31:21:07 hours, ran for 19:61:52 hours and slept for 25 minutes.
Höskuldur has twice completed a regular iron man competition and in March 2013 he completed a double iron man. He is the first Icelander to enter and complete a triple iron man.