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7 Islands Challenge
Disappointed!
La Gomera once again proved the final frontier for a Spanish endurance athlete who has set himself a unique 7 Islands Challenge.


Disappointed!

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12.11.2013 - Josef Ajram has become obsessed with completing seven consecutive triathlons, one on each Canary island, but had to call a halt to his bid for the second year in a row on La Gomera.  Ajram flew in from El Hierro, where he had successfully completed the first leg, and managed to finish the 3.6 km swim but was forced to give up after four gruelling hours in the saddle on the bicycle section of the three-stage endurance challenge.  “I was feeling bad, with breathing problems after 20 km and even though my doctor said I seemed OK I could not go on” admitted the Catalan, who was bitterly disappointed that lightning had struck twice on the hilly island.  Ajram, who has a day job, had been training up to 23 hours a week for the challenge.  He hopes to try again but acknowledges that the “weight of failure” is a very heavy one to bear.   



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