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Patrik Nilsson | Patrik Nilsson (26) is not only one of the youngest, but also the most successful Hawaii contenders this year. You might not have heard of the young Swede as this is his first time competing in the world championship. Nilsson won Ironman Malaysia at the age of 23 and also won at Ironman Sweden 2015, following that up with wins at Ironman Copenhagen and Ironman Barcelona in 2016. This year he was third at the Ironman European Championship, breaking the run course record with a 2:40 marathon.

Patrik Nilsson (26) is not only one of the youngest, but also the most successful Hawaii contenders this year. You might not have heard of the young Swede as this is his first time competing in the world championship. Nilsson won Ironman Malaysia at the age of 23 and also won at Ironman Sweden 2015, following that up with wins at Ironman Copenhagen and Ironman Barcelona in 2016. This year he was third at the Ironman European Championship, breaking the run course record with a 2:40 marathon.

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