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Video: Team Ireland cross-country skier Dominic McAleenan shows at age 45


A skier from Northern Ireland has just competed in his first official international race - at the grand 'old' age of 45. Dominic McAleenan, who's originally from Banbridge, Co Down, competed for Team Ireland against skiers who were 25 years younger in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championship in Falun in Sweden last week. He finished in 120th place out of 130 competitors in his best ever sporting achievement, having only skied competitively since 2011. It was a 1.4km cross-country sprint race and the youngest of the competitors was only 16. Credit: Dominic McAleenan

 

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