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A team of eight firefighters based out of Tyne and Wear, Great Britain are training to compete in May’s Ironman Lanzarote triathlon. The group is competing to raise money for Smile For Life, a local charity that aims at improving the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children.
The team of eight firefighters will have to fit six days of training a week into their busy working schedule to make sure they’re in shape to complete the challenge.
Bryn Hanson, from Fulwell, is a crew manager for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and has worked there for 20 years.
The 41-year-old, is the officer in charge of incidents, he said: “I have a little bit more to think about, it’s not only the people to rescue but also your crew, you come across a lot of different incidents.”
Bryn and colleague Keith Christie, took part in the Ironman event last year for Cancer Research and they have now talked six of their colleagues into joining them this time round.