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Published: August 3, 2014 12:00 AM
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Hudock finishes

ironman triathlon

Michael Hudock, a 20-year-old Hudson resident, recently completed the 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon.

He was one of the youngest athletes in the entire field of more than 2,800 participants.

The University of Dayton junior finished the ultra-endurance triathlon July 27 at Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Battling heavy rains and lighting at times, Hudock completed the 140.6-mile competition in a time of 11 hours, 43 minutes and 26 seconds. He placed 12th in the 18-to-24 age group and 412th overall.

Ironman Lake Placid attracted athletes from around the world. Participants were required to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then run a 26.2-mile marathon.

Hudock had participated in four half-Ironman competitions and three marathons prior to completing this race.

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