Megan Clarke pushes her body to the limit in Ironman Australia

Exhausted: Megan Clarke proudly holds up her medal after completing the Ironman Australia. Photo: Supplied.

Exhausted: Megan Clarke proudly holds up her medal after completing the Ironman Australia. Photo: Supplied.

Kempsey’s Megan Clarke pushed her body to the absolute limits when she completed the Ironman Australia at Port Macquarie on Sunday May 6.

The former St Paul’s College High School student completed the 3.86 kilometre swim, 180.25 kilometre bicycle ride and 42.20 kilomotre run in 13 hours, 54 minutes and 36 seconds.

The remarkable effort saw her finish 127th out of the 197 females who finished the event and 824th out of the total 1066 competitors.

The 26-year-old moved to Albury to study occupational therapy and now works full time in the region.

Megan returned home to compete in the event and her mother Tanya was very proud of her efforts.

“She has been training and competing in shorter events but it was amazing to cheer her on and see her finish the Ironman Australia,” Tanya told the Argus.

Marino Vanhoenacker was the first past the finish line with a time of eight hours, 14 minutes and 37 seconds.

The event will be held in Port Macquarie in 2019.