Busselton competitors are pumped and ready to give their all in Sunday’s Ironman WA.
Many locals gathered at The Goose last Saturday morning for a final get-together and group breakfast ahead of the mammoth event.
Veteran Busselton competitor Mick Bray said some athletes had niggling injuries from training.
“Most of us have had something at one point or another, we’ve certainly kept the physios in town busy,” he said.
Bray commended volunteers for their efforts and also the spectators who support the athletes.
He said there was a huge sense of camaraderie between competitors.
“There’s a bit of friendly abuse dished out between different training groups, but it’s all just banter,” he said.
“The Ironman WA brings everyone together. I think most of us are looking forward to getting it out of the way now so we can have a rest over Christmas.”
Former aid station director and first-time competitor Cate Finlay has been inspired by local athletes to enter the Ironman.
“I thought ‘while I can do this I’ll give it a go’,” Ms Finlay said.“I feel like I’ve done enough training with the Tuff’n’Up Tri Squad and I’m looking forward to Sunday.”