Linda Sweeney was determined to represent Donegal in the Spartan Challenge.
The challenge sees 26 male and female Spartans compete against eachother in a series of races culminating in the Dublin City Marathon in October.
Each Spartan will be trained by Karl Henry from operation transformation and a dietician called Paula Mee at training days in Dublin.
The king or queen of Spartans will be chosen by the public vote and they will receive a trip to New York.
Linda (who is originally a proud Dungloe woman!) said last night she was delighted to be chosen to represent Donegal and has promised to give it her all.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and sent me through to become one of the 26 Spartans.
“I will be flat out training and I will keep Donegal Daily readers up to date with my progress.
“I would love to win it and go to New York. I’m allowed to dream about it – in between the training runs,” she laughed.