The head coach of Solihull Triathlon Club has been nominated for a sports hero award for his dedication.
Andy Teagle, from Elmdon, has been running, cycling and swimming triathlons for the last 26 years.
Now he will join four other inspirational sportsmen and women in the finals of the Most Deserving Sports Hero awards, run by Motors.co.uk.
“I had no idea I had been nominated,” said the 53-year-old. “I’m surprised but very pleased that someone has taken the time to complete the nomination.
“I’m also pleased the judging panel feel my nomination is worthy of being on the final list.
“My philosophy as a coach is that athletes achieve their potential and their goals with us working in partnership, whether they are novice or seasoned athletes, children or adults.
“I still try to compete myself, when coaching allows, and have aspirations to represent Great Britain in triathlon at my age group.”
Motors.co.uk managing director Dermot Kelleher said: “We managed to whittle down the nominees to the final five out of some impressive entries.
“We’ve recognised some very deserving winners in past Most Deserving awards and can’t wait to establish the Most Deserving Sports Hero this time around.”
The winner, announced later this month, will receive a Vauxhall Zafira and a £250 donation to their sporting cause