I decided to have a go at a triathlon in my mid thirties while watching my younger brother do his first. Having enjoyed very little physical exercise since leaving school in 1984, I needed to get fit and lose some weight. I was immediately hooked and then one thing led to another.
Some Results & Achievements:
I held the Irish Ironman / Long Distance Triathlon Record at 42 years of age. (2008)
Ironman World Championships 2009 5th place, podium finisher in M40 age group. The largest most competitive division at the 2009 World Championships.
To date (December 2015) I am still the only Irishman from the Republic of Ireland, in any division, to stand on the podium at the Ironman World Championships and I have now done so twice.
I have qualified for the Ironman World Championships six times (Raced three).