Team Intrinsic takes first at London Triathlon

Posted on: July 24th, 2017 by Emma Knight No Comments

Team Intrinsic takes first at London Triathlon

Team Intrinsic athlete Matt Cox (pictured second from left) snatched first overall at the AJ Bell London Triathlon finishing with a sub-two hour PB in the world’s largest triathlon.

Matt’s near-perfect lead in to the olympic distance event saw him shave over a minute off his nearest rival, and nearly three minutes off his 2016 time to cross the finish in 01:59:33.

The olympic distance course is billed by event organisers 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 with the goal of improving 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.