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Kendallville athlete competes in Ironman race

Area athlete finishes Ironman

Mark Miller of Kendallville placed 1,096th at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and he was 181st in the division for men 40 to 44, with a time of 11 hours, 22 minutes and 52 seconds.

In the 2.4-mile ocean swim, he finished in 1:14.25 – 176th best in his division and 1,181st overall

The 26.2-mile run saw him place 902nd overall, 181st in the division, with a time of 11:22.52.

And in the 112-mile bike, the 40-year-old Miller finished in 5:57.14 for 207th in his division, 1,007th overall.

Australia’s Pete Jacobs won the world championship, beating Germany’s Andreas Raelert by more than 4 minutes.

The 31-year-old Jacobs, second last year, finished in 8:18.37.

“I’m in love with this sport,” Jacobs said. “I’m so lucky to have this opportunity and have a good day out there.”

– Staff, news services