Jordan Nelson, a University of Wolverhampton Civil Engineering student, competed in the Ironman UK endurance triathlon event in Bolton Lancs last month to raise money for his volunteering placement with Engineers For Overseas Development (EFOD).
The Ironman is a 140.6 mile endurance triathlon in consisting of a 2.4 mile open water swim, a 112 mile cycle (up and over Winter Hill three times, total course elevation 5000 feet) and a 26.2 mile marathon run (total course elevation 1000 feet) all under the time limit of 17 hours.
Jordan completed the race in just over 14 hours and ranked 25th in his category, out of 1500 competitors. At 18 Jordan was the youngest to finish the competition which was his first official triathlon and marathon.
The money raised will help to pay for Jordan's trip to Uganda to build a community hall with other EFOD volunteers.