SO determined was East London Ironman fatality Kevin Staessen that he would win the gruelling event that he sent an early morning tweet predicting victory.
"Too early ... Race DAY! Hello #IM703SA , you will be mine by this afternoon!"
Hours later the 29-year-old Johannesburg TV producer and fellow first-time competitor Berton Bosman were dead after the swim section of the Ironman 70.3.
Postmortems were carried out yesterday on Staessen and Bosman, 37, a Pretoria-based chartered accountant who had worked as an audit partner at BDO Auditing and Advisory Services for the past 11 years.
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