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Made of IRON
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A Pembrokeshire College lecturer is set to show the world what she is made of as she gets ready to embark on one of the world’s ultimate endurance challenges – the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Clair Davies, a sports and travel lecturer at the College, has already proved her steely determination by securing second place in her category during the IRONMAN Wales qualifying competition where she had just seven weeks’ notice that she had a place after a last minute drop out.
Recognised by athletes the world over as one of the ultimate sporting challenges, the IRONMAN World Championship has been bringing together the world’s best athletes for over 35 years to compete in a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon. This year’s event will take place on 11 October and will see more than 2,000 athletes taking on this gruelling challenge.
On arriving in Hawaii, Clair will be one of just 33 female athletes from the UK taking part in the IRONMAN and one of only three from the UK in her age category – proving what an exceptional athlete she is.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and all the staff and students at Pembrokeshire College wish Clair every success as she prepares to take on her ultimate sporting challenge.