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Gorey athlete Shelley Atkins to put her best foot forward at Ironman World Championships in Utah

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Shelley Atkins.

Shelley Atkins.

Shelley Atkins

Shelley Atkins

Shelley Atkins

Shelley Atkins

Shelley Atkins

Shelley Atkins

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Shelley Atkins.

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Gorey woman Shelley Atkins has been chasing her passion for fitness since the age of six and her drive to keep moving forward against all odds has landed her a place in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Utah.

This October 28, the 45-year-old athlete, PE teacher and mother will take on the challenge, which will consist of a 1.9 k.m. swim, a 90 k.m. cycle through the mountains and a 20 k.m. run. While the race will see Shelley participate alongside top athletes from around the world, it is her own values rather than a desire to win that she is focusing on as the race moves closer.


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