Surrey student and champion triathlete is in a race against time to raise more than £1,000 to compete in the World Championships in Hawaii.
Bury College BTec sport student Bryn Davies needs to generate £320 to enter the competition and also cash for his returns flights, which could cost more than £1,000.
His dad Colin said: “The bank of mum and dad simply can’t find this kind of money in such a short period of time.”
The 17-year-old made it through, having won the 16 to 19 category at the XTERRA England event, beating professional athletes in a 1,500-metre swim, 30km mountain bike ride and a 10km fell run.
Email Bryndavies@gmail.com to help him raise funds for the October 27 event.