Philip Graves reflects on second place at IRONMAN Wales

“The run was absolutely brutal!”

For the the second consecutive year, Great Britain’s Philip Graves┬áreturned to Tenby and finished second at IRONMAN Wales on Sunday.

Despite the worst weather in the seven year history of the event, a bike crash, a mid-course detour and taking himself to a ‘dark place’ to close to within 90 seconds of race winner, Cameron Wurf (AUS), Phil was able to smile and talk me through his race at the prize presentation.

TENBY, WALES - SEPTEMBER 10: <> on September 10, 2017 in Tenby, Wales. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for IRONMAN

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John Levison
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