• Ben qualifies for Ironman world championships.

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We are pleased to announce that Ben Cartwright has successfully qualified for the Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii in October 2016. He achieved this on Sunday the 13th of September competing in Ironman Wales, Tenby. He finished 28th overall, 7th in age group and 1st British athlete in age group. There were over 2000 athletes entered, including 40 professionals.

Ironman Wales is renowned as the toughest race on the Ironman calendar due to its hilly terrain and unpredictable coastal weather. It consists of a 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. His finishing time was a impressive 10hr 26min.

After a difficult sea swim in a slightly disappointing time of 1hr 16 min and exiting the water in 623rd place, he managed to chase his competitors down with a 5 hr 43 min bike leg and a 3hr 12 min marathon, securing his qualifying slot in the last 2km of the race.

The whole family are looking forward to supporting him in Hawaii next October.