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High 5: Utah Triathlete Selected for Ironman Competition

High 5: Utah Triathlete Selected for Ironman Competition

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(KSL News) It's an honor that every triathlete dreams of: being selected to race in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

One local athlete, Geoffrey McCombs, received that honor this morning when our Coco Warner showed up at his home for what he thought was a segment on training tips. Instead, Coco gave him a High 5 and told him he's been selected to participate in the Ironman World Championship.

"Oh my gosh!" McCombs said. "I can't even believe it. That's incredible."

"I've been in triathlon for five years and that has been a dream ever since I got into the sport," he said. "This is incredible. I never thought I'd get into the lottery. I never thought they'd draw my name. Wow!"

McCombs will be one of just 200 triathletes competing in the Ironman World Championship in October. Over 6,600 athletes entered their names in hopes of being selected.

If you'd like to nominate someone for a High 5, follow the link on this page.

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