Published: April 10, 2011
Inspirational Arthur, 90, completes his 20th Burnham-On-Sea triathlon

Inspirational 90 year-old Burnham-On-Sea pensioner Arthur Gilbert completed the town's spring triathlon for a 20th time on Sunday (April 10th).

Arthur completed a 250m swim, followed by a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run in a time of one hour, 20 minutes and nine seconds.

After completing the incredible feat, Arthur calmly told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It went really well, I enjoyed every minute of it."

His granddaughter, Natalie, who proudly watched him, said: "Arthur is a true legend in the family and everyone is so proud of him for what he does. It's almost unbelievable for someone who is 90 - he is a true inspiration."

Burnham Swim and Sports Academy's co-owner, Sara Cox-Conklin, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Arthur is such an inspiration. He's such a nice guy and always so humble about taking part. To be completing triathlons at his age - and to be so fit and active - is just amazing."

After receiving a bottle of wine to the sound of loud cheers at the awards ceremony outside Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, Arthur presented the prizes to the winning children who took part.

Pictured is 90-year-old Arthur Gilbert taking part in Sunday's Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon (Pics: Kristian Puddy / Burnham-On-Sea.com / Mike Lang )

Click here for photos and results from the 2011 Burnham Triathlon

 


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