Seabeck’s Ballou is youngest competitor in Ironman in Hawaii

Dane Ballou, a 2012 Klahowya grad, is the youngest person competing in Saturday’s Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Ballou turned 19 on Sept. 21.

The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon brings together the best triathletes in the world.

Ballou qualified by placing second in the 18-24 year-old division of the Ironman Coeur d’Alene in June. caught up with Ballou in Kona this week. Here’s a Q&A that was posted Friday.

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