John Caborn will represent Great Britain at next year’s Duathlon World Championships.
He booked his place on the plane to Spain after winning his 65+ age category at the British qualifier on Sunday, held at the Bedford Aerodrome.
The former airfield is flat and smooth, which meant conditions were ideal for fast times. John, a member of Skegness Triathlon Club, was particularly quick in the bike section of this event, which included a 5k run, 20k cycle and a final 2.5k run - clocking 1:12.59.
The run was not quite as easy as John was hampered a little by an Achilles injury.
But this wasn’t enough to stop him winning his age group and making the GB team for the World Championship, held next April in Pontevedra.