Marcus McAllister on the weekend took out 1st place in his age group and 3rd place overall in the KING OF THE BAYS – Ocean Swim Series – 1000 meter sprint at Takapuna Beach on the North Shore
“I could not believe it when I saw Marcus come out of the water in third place and in hot pursuit of the 1st and 2nd place winners. He looked absolutely exhausted and then had to run the final 200 meters up the beach to the finish line”.
1st Place went to a Competitive Swimmer/ Tri-athlete
2nd Place went to a NZ Surf Life Saving Representative
3rd Place went to my Husband Marcus McAllister the Chiropractor
Marcus attributes his win to Doug Blackbourn (brother in-law, Chiropractic Mentor and one of his closest friends). Doug helped Marcus train for the swim and was also meant to have competed. In the past Doug had also won in his age group.
Marcus told me he had Doug’s voice inside of his head telling him to “Go for it!! — don’t back off now… Push Push”.
You will be with us forever, we love you Dougie RIP.