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Heart patient Martin Harman will compete for Great Britain in the European Triathlon Championships in Israel next year.
The 38-year-old, of Elvington, near York, suffers from atrial fibrillation – a type of abnormal heart. He was diagnosed following an operation in 2006 which was believed to have caused the first episode of the illness.
Since diagnosis, Harman has learned how to manage his condition and after a period of time was able to return back to work and slowly start exercising again.
Harman, a director of Aqua Point Ltd, in Malton, took up the sport three years ago after a gym instructor mentioned how well and fit he was looking, joking that he “would be participating in a triathlon next”.
After six months of training, Harman competed in his first triathlon in Driffield and raised £1,000 for the Atrial Fibrillation Association.
Read more: Yorkpress.co.uk