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After Scaling Everest, Iowa Man Completes “World Triathlon”

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Iowa man swims the English Channel, bikes 9,000 miles, and scales Mt. Everest to complete “World Triathlon”.

Adventurer Charlie Wittmack is preparing to return to his hometown in Iowa after recently completing a 10,000 mile journey that began last July. The 34-year-old Des Moines man completed his “World Triathlon” on Friday when he reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

Wittmack reach the peak solo after six days of climbing. Prior to the climb of Mt. Everest, Wittmack ran or hiked 950 miles, rode a bike 9,000 miles from France to Nepal and swam 200 miles from the source of the Thames River and across the English Channel.

Wittmack, is the only American to have climbed Mount Everest and swum the English Channel.

Read more: Radio Iowa