athlete wins place in Hawaii's Ironman World Championships
Swim and Sports Academy co-owner Mark Conklin has been selected
to take part in the Ironman World Championships later this year.
49, has won a sought-after wildcard place to compete in the event
in Hawaii which comprises a 2.4-mile roughwater swim, a 112-mile
bike race and a 26.2-mile run.
secretly entered the lottery for places each year for the past
ten years," Mark told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
I opened the email this time I thought it was another loss, but
when I finally saw my name was on the list, all I could do was
walk outside and scream!"
says the trip in October will be more than simply a chance to
participate in triathlon's biggest event.
was raised in Hawaii and have been to the World Championships
as a spectator, and with my wife Sara, who was a competing professional,
and as part of a support team for a high-profile athlete. I would
be so pleased and humbled if I can add 'finisher' to the list."
am really looking forward it and will be training hard over the
summer and aim to do well rather than just take part."