Bronze medal for Breyer

CONGRATULATIONS. Russel Breyer (right) receives his bronze medal from German champion and world no 2 Stefan Teichert.
CONGRATULATIONS. Russel Breyer (right) receives his bronze medal from German champion and world no 2 Stefan Teichert.

HADLEIGH quadrathlete Russel Breyer won a coveted bronze medal in the male veteran (50 plus) category at Sunday’s WQF Quadrathlon World Cup race in Steinberger, Germany.

The fast-growing sport of quadrathlon involves a 1500-metre swim, followed by a 40-kilometre cycle race, an eight-kilometre kayak leg and finally a 10-kilometre run. Breyer, who trains at Ipswich Triathlon Club, stayed in medal contention by maintaining a steady pace throughout the first three stages, but conserved sufficient energy to make the most of his strongest discipline, the 10km run.

After three hours of energy-sapping racing, Breyer set out on the run in fourth position, but overhauled the German Joachim Meyer with a sprint finish in the final straight to clinch a hard-earned bronze medal in a time of 3 hours and 45 minutes.