Pro triathlete Adam Bowden runs to victory at Newport Wales Marathon

(Photo: Instagram Adam Bowden)

Running had always been his strongest discipline within triathlon, and that’s no wonder considering that he represented Great Britain in 3000 meters Steeplechase during the Commonwealth Games. We’re talking about Adam Bowden. The British athlete put his name out there during the Newport Wales Marathon this weekend, as he managed to take the win, clocking a 2:20:06 hour marathon.

Extra special: Bowden noted a negative split and made his debut on the marathon (outside of triathlon). Bowden needed only 1:10:22 hour to complete the first half-marathon, and as the athlete clocked a time of 1:09:44 hour on the second half-marathon, he even ran a negative split.

That was the perfect way to get over the DNF that Bowden suffered at Ironman Mallorca a week before. It was not Bowden who decided to sign up for the Newport Wales Marathon, though, that was his wife – Rhian – he shared on Instagram: “My wife Rhian actually signed me up for this marathon. I was told when I landed from Mallorca, what did I think to running a marathon. You could imagine my reaction, but truly grateful that it did happen.” Bowden continues to say he is “absolutely over the moon” with his 2:20:06 finish time.

Bowden’s best performance in triathlon this year was his third place at Ironman 70.3 Nice. In 2019, he won Ironman 70.3 Dubai and last year he finished third in that same race. In short-distance triathlon Bowden’s best result was a third place at the 2017 World Triathlon Series Leeds.