Sosa takes fifth at Ironman, earns spot in World event

tri-sosaMyrtle Beach resident Diego Sosa qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria 2015 over the weekend by making a top-five finish in his division at the Ironman Augusta 70.3.

Sosa, who competes and trains with the Grand Strand Running Club and Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club, completed the 70.3-mile course in 4 hours, 38 minutes, 10 seconds to place fifth in the Men’s 40-44 age group.

The Ironman consists of three uninterrupted segments – a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1 marathon run.

Sosa completed the swimming portion in 24:37, the bicycle course in 2:28:51, and the marathon in 1:39:05 for a finishing time of 4:38:10.

Sosa, who placed 55th overall out of 3,210 competitors, plans to train for the 2015 World Championships in Austria.

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