Noted New York developer and accomplished athlete Elie Hirschfeld performed at a peak level on the international stage when he placed fourth in his age group at the prestigious and highly competitive AJ Bell London Triathlon last weekend.
Hirschfeld, 65, finished the Olympic Distance competition in an impressive time of 3 hours, 4 minutes and 36 seconds.
The event is the world’s largest triathlon attracting more than 13,000 athletes and 30,000 competitors.
“It was a thrill to take part in such a high level event with some of the most gifted and tough competitors the world has to offer,” Hirschfeld said.
Hirschfeld has steadily climbed the ladder in the triathlon community since taking up the sport 30 years ago at the age of 35.
He has performed in more than 80 triathlons, improving with every competition and even celebrating his 40th birthday by competing in the vaunted Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In 2009, he competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel.
“My love of sport has undoubtedly changed my life for the better, and I hope the experiences and resources I share here will help others enjoy sports,” Hirschfeld said.