A Brackley man will embark on an emotional journey when he takes part in one of the toughest one-day endurance events in the world.
Richard Baker is competing in the Lanzarote Ironman triathlon on May 17 in memory of his wife Emma, who died in 2011 from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT). During the event he will spread her ashes at the top of Mount Haria.
Mr Baker, who is a self emplyed flooring layer, said: “Four years ago Em and I decided we would take on the Lanzarote Ironman. From the day she passed away I knew I would go and complete the challenge.