6 May 2013

Drysdale finishes Ironman Australia

5:58 am on 6 May 2013

Five-time world champion rower and London Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale is looking forward to his return to rowing.

The 34 year old completed the second of two iconic events when he raced in Ironman Australia at Port Macquarie, following the Coast to Coast in February.

Drysdale finished Ironman Australia in 11hrs 14min 41sec in what he described as the hardest challenge of his sporting career.

Drysdale says the Coast to Coast was hard.... this was the hardest thing he's ever done.... it was so long out there and just so mentally tough.

He says he's looking forward to returning to rowing and it will be interesting to see what benefits these two events have been.

He says most of all he's looking forward to an event that lasts seven minutes.