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Thursday 18 September 2014

Roz Purcell and Bressie forego romantic holiday for Copenhagen Ironman challenge

Published 22/08/2014 | 14:08

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Roz is an avid runner and cyclist
Roz is an avid runner and cyclist

Roz Purcell and boyfriend Bressie are earning their title as Ireland's Fittest Couple.

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The top model and singer have been dating for two years and have been fitness fanatics during that time.

After completing their first Iron Man challenge in Austria in May of this year and have travelled to Copenhagen for round two along with Roz's sisters Rebecca and Rachel.

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The loved-up pair will be enduring yet another gruelling physical challenge on Sunday, expected to take six hours of swimming, running and cycling.

The 3.8km swim takes places in the Amager Beach Park, followed by a 180km bike ride throughout central Copenhagen and a marathon along the city's harbour.

Roz said she had been training extra hard in recent months and revealed the secrets to her fitness regime earlier this year.

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Roz Purcell reveals diet secrets to her rockin' body  

"My top tips for staying in shape while remaining healthy and strong are to lift weights, get plenty of rest, and don't eat less, eat right. I use only whole foods, and I avoid processed goods, aspartame and foods containing words and additives I can't even pronounce. My meals change depending on my training, as some days I have major bike sessions and long runs, so I need to refuel properly."

"I tend to opt for vegan, raw, and gluten-free meals, and snack very consistently throughout the day with protein shakes, seeds and fruit mixes, and sometimes, dark chocolate. I would usually carry homemade granola bars around with me when I'm working, as I get very 'hangry' if I miss a meal.

"I train six days per week, and four of those would be double sessions, including running, swimming, biking and a little core work. My food intake has definitely stepped up, and I'm enjoying my favourite splurges very regularly!"

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