Belgian Triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker won the Ironman Austria triathlon in a world record over the weekend, beating the 14-year-old previous best mark by four minutes 29 seconds.
The 34-year-old Vanhoenacker finished the race in 7:45:58 to break the record set by fellow Belgian Luc Van Lierde in Roth, Germany, in 1997.
Marino is a great friend of the BEST Centre and spent all of August last year preparing for Hawaii here.
Vanhoenacker, who recovered from a broken rib to compete in the race, has now won the Ironman Austria event for six straight years.
Well done Marino!