3TV's Mike Watkiss competes in media 'Iron Man' challenge

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The 2013 "Mayor's Iron Man Arizona Media Challenge" took place Wednesday, a few days ahead of the Arizona "Iron Man" competition that happens this Sunday.

Yetta Gibson was there as 3TV's own Mike Watkiss geared up for the triathlon.

Entrants included 14 contestants from the Tempe City Council, and lots of media folks from around the valley.

The competition included a 24-yard swim in Tempe Town Lake and back, a quarter of a mile bike ride, and a final quarter of a mile run to the finish line.

Mike Watkiss came close to winning, but in the end lost out to Tempe City Councilman Joel  Navarro. His prize? A thousand dollars to donate to the charity of his choice.