Team Intrinsic athlete Matt Cox (pictured second from left) snatched first overall at the AJ Bell London Triathlon. Matt finished he olympic distance event with a sub-two hour PB in the world’s largest triathlon.
He shaved over a minute off his nearest rival and almost three off his 2016 time to finish in 01:59:33.
Event organisers bill the olympic distance course as a triathlete’s bucket list ‘must-have’. It was certainly a dream result for the rising young triathlete. “I came into the event in great form aiming to improve last year’s fourth overall” explained a jubilant Matt. “But once out on the course, everything came together and I took time out of every stage. I knew I could smash my previous PB. But breaking the sub-two hour barrier was the icing on the cake.”
Not to be outdone, Chris Roberts, Intrinsic Facilities Engineering director, recovered from a disappointing swim to finish fourth in category and setting a new PB of 02:21:25, just outside the top 200 overall.
Meanwhile, his Team Intrinsic colleague Ben Richards, IFE Associate Director, and fellow triathlete Jon Cox, completed the course in 02:25:45 and 02:39:54 respectively.