Clarksville, TN – Clarksville resident, Army Retiree, Reserve Deputy, and grandfather to eleven, Bob Nagel, has finished an IRONMAN Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland.
Fifty-year-old Nagel completed the competition in 13 hours and 17 minutes. The triathlon held October 17th consists of three stages. It starts with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and ends with a 26.2 mile run.
“It was a very windy day with gusts up to 25 mph, which added to the challenge, especially during the two loop bike course when you hit the winds head-on,” said Nagel. “Despite never attempting an event this long, I was pleased with my time and beat my goal by nearly 90 minutes.”
Nagel trained 15 hours a week in preparation for the triathlon. He would like to thank Lt. Brian Prentice and Sgt. Jimmy Brown with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for understanding the amount of training time he had to dedicate to get ready for the event.
“While they remained steadfast that I continue to meet the training and work requirements of our Reserve Deputy program, they were supportive of my endeavor to compete in the IRONMAN Triathlon,” said Nagel.
Deputy Nagel is a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer and is active with the Clarksville/Nashville chapter of Team Red White and Blue. Team RWB is a non-profit organization which strives to enrich the lives of Veterans by connecting them to the local community through physical and social activities.
Nagel hopes to compete in the IRONMAN Florida scheduled for November 2016.