MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Trinidadian Wesley Scott smiles and shows off his commemorative medal after completing the Ironman Wales event in Cymru, Wales last Sunday.

WESLEY SCOTT, from Westmoorings, Trinidad, competed in and completed the Ironman Wales event last Sunday in Cymru, Wales, finishing 599th among 2,039 entrants in the gruelling contest, swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and then running a marathon (26.2 miles).

Scott, who is 25 years old, recently earned a Master’s degree in naval architecture at an English university and is now working for a naval engineering firm in England. He took 12 hours and 56 minutes to complete the course. A national dinghy sailor in his teens, Scott’s personal motivation for the exhausting task was to promote colon cancer awareness, with a close family member suffering from the disease.

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After crossing the finish line, he sent his thanks to all his family, friends and well-wishers in Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom for their support.


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