Personal best for Young

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March based triathlete John Young competed in the 2014 Gran Canaria marathon on Sunday, January 26.

Some 6,500 athletes from over 30 different countries converged on the Canary Islands to race in the capital Las Palmas over three distances: 10k, half marathon and marathon.

Young went on to achieve a personal best time of 3 hours 17 minutes finishing in 76th place.

The ambassador for the race was former Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie.

Young said: “It was a great inspiration to see him down on the start line displaying his Olympic gold medal.

“I would like to thank my sponsors G’s of March for supplying me with their sports drink PWR.”