Finland’s new Prime Minister is an Ironman. Literally.
There is a first for everything. Joined in with locals for a wavey 5km open sea swimming event. We all enjoyed it. pic.twitter.com/eLfa04Pouh
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) July 26, 2014
Alexander Stubb, the recently-appointed Prime Minister of Finland, is a member of Finland’s center-right National Coalition. He is considered socially liberal but seems to be conservative on economic issues.
That’s not all. According to his Twitter profile, he has completed an Ironman triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run), in less than ten hours. Not bad!
— Niina Mäenpää (@energianurkkaus) July 20, 2014
— Rami Petäsnoro (@RPetasnoro) July 19, 2014
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) June 6, 2014
— Markku Parkkonen (@Markku_) July 21, 2013
The man is serious about his sport:
First triathlon in 10 months. Quarter Ironman: 950m swim – 46,5km bike – 10,5km run. Overall stresslevels considered, my 2.26 was ok.
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) June 28, 2014
Went to lift weights with my wightlifting coach Matti Vestman. I feel I have a posture again. No more spineless politician…
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) June 25, 2014
The video below describes the kind of commitment it takes to complete an Ironman triathlon (language warning):