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Kenya’s Pioneer Triathlete Preps For Ironman U.K.

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Kenya’s first Ironman leaves for the England in preparation of next month’s race.

Kenya’s first and sole representative in the Ironman Triahtlon discipline, Falgun Bhojak departs for Bolton, England to finalize his preparations ahead of the Ironman UK on July 31.

Speaking during a farewell ceremony hosted on his behalf, Bhojak said: “I am in the final stages of training for the competition and it’s important to travel early so I can adjust to the weather and other conditions in Bolton.”

He added: “I believe during this period, I will have ample time to map out the entire triathlon route and prepare both mentally and physically.”

Bhojak, who represented Kenya in swimming at the Commonwealth and All African Games, is seeking to qualify for the 2011 World championships in Hawaii.

Says Bhojak, “I’m going to intensify my training between now and the time of the championship and I am looking forward to doing the country proud at the event.”

Read more: Allafrica.com