Challenge accepted – Ironman jets to Hawaii

MOUNT Gambier’s David Chant will face the ultimate challenge when he jets to Hawaii to compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kona next week.

Chant was one of 2300 athletes from all over the world who gained selection in the race scheduled for Saturday, October 14.

After completing 13 ironman races in Port Macquarie, Cairns, Melbourne, Busselton, New Zealand and Utah in the USA, Chant qualified for the world-class event.

To qualify an tri-athlete must complete 10 ironman events in a row, or achieve a high ranking in their age group.

The world-wide race starts with a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km cycle through the lava fields of Kona and ends in a 42.2km run.

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