Curzon Park dentist Mark Walsh proved his mettle when he conquered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world earlier this month.
Mark, 50, travelled to Hawaii to complete the Ironman World Championship’s 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run well within the 17-hour limit at 15 hours and 18 minutes.
The dad-of-two, who is an experienced Ironman competitor, secured one of the championship’s coveted Legacy Places for amateur triathletes.
He described finally crossing the finish line as a ‘relief’ but revealed his delight at completing the mammoth challenge.
“It felt great to come across the finish line,” he said.
“It was fantastic and there was a really wonderful atmosphere.”
Before his success in Hawaii, Mark had racked up 17 Ironman events and has not ruled out doing more in the future.
He previously told The Chronicle that he would encourage anyone to try one.