Meet the Team :: Iron Bar Bending Double Ironman Hywel Davies

Known as the “Big Ring King”, Bike Science – Planet X Hardman, Hywel Davies made his name in gym based fitness decathlons, indoor rowing and adventure racing. After doing the Southern Traverse 5 day adventure race in New Zealand in 1999 as well as winning National Fitness titles in the same year, Hywel discovered his missing link was Ironman Triathlon. He did his first in 2000 in Almere, Holland in a time of 10.28 after a 1.18 swim filled with panic attacks and holding on to the rescue boat.

2 more visits to Almere, including a revist after a career threatening leg break in 2002, got the time down to 9.18 and then Ironman UK from 2005 to 2007 put Hywel in the ranks of one of the top Age Group long distance triathletes. Hywel raced in Hawaii in 2006 but suffered from lack of acclimatisation and a jellyfish sting but still battled onto a 9.45 finish.

Hywel won the UK Double Ironman in 2008 in 21 hours and 30 minutes and went on to set an Iron distance PB in Roth with 8.44, in 2009. Hywel has won race at every distance from sprint to Double Iron including rowathlons, duathlons, 3 iron distance wins and 7 middle distance win.

He has promised that in 2011, he will improve his swimming to get out with a group of pros rather than the driftwood.

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