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Iowa man wins 700-mile, 5-day triathlon

Each of the five days consisted of nearly 2.5 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running.

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An Iowa man completed, and won, one of the toughest races known to man.

The five-day triathlon covered more than 700 miles. And not only did 52-year-old Donald Robinson finish, he won.

The race is called a quintuple anvil and each day consists of nearly 2.5 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running — a marathon.

Robinson started training this spring after failing to do a two-day triathlon.

He said he used that as motivation during the last six months and during his weeklong race last week.

"I had that failure, and I didn't want to do it again, I didn't want to face the race director, face myself, the next day knowing that I didn't put the best effort out there. And that's why I did what I did to do that," Robinson said.

Robinson won't have a lot of time to sit back and relax. In two weeks, he's competing in the Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra in St. Charles, Iowa.