Canham wins Half Ironman age group to book World Championships place

World Championship qualifier Roger Canham.
World Championship qualifier Roger Canham.

North Luffenham triathlete Roger Canham won his age group event at the Staffordshire Half-Ironman at the weekend.

Athletes from around the globe, completed the 1.2 mile swin, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run, to win a place at the Half-Ironman World Championship in Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria, on August 30.

Canham said: “I crossed the line pretty confident I was on the podium but it wasn’t until a friend got the update from Ironmanlive that I knew I had won my first Ironman 70.3 event.”

Canham completed the swim in 32:23, the cycle in 2:39:57 and run in 1:27:06 to finish in 4:45:58, for first place in the 50-54 year old category and 54th overall.