Barbara Mockford


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An Unshakeable Belief: Keeping the Ironman Dream

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“It all began in 1978 when 15 Marines argued over who was the strongest and fittest: swimmers, runners or cyclists. Over some drinks, they came up with the idea to put them all together in one stupendous race. On a beach in Hawaii, the marines combined several races already in existence and decided on a 3.8 km swim, a 180 km bike ride and a 42 km run. Each year, the challenge was taken up again and became known as the ‘Ironman.’”

  • 2.4 Mile Swim
  • 112 Mile Bike
  • 26.22 Mile Run

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Barbara Mockford

My interest in sport led me to the world of triathlon. I watched Ironman in Taupo, New Zealand in 2005 and decided I would like to have a go doing this and spent the next year training which then leads you into the start of my blog and the journey it took me on


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