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BBC presenter Louise Minchin from Chester said on Twitter that the ITU World Triathlon Championships was the hardest and best thing that she has ever done. Minchin 47, representing Great Britain finished with a time of 2.36.53 to place 71st in the women’s 45-49 age group in Chicago on September 19.
“What a day, I think I am 71st in the world, proud to finish and to have been here with these awesome athletes.”
Yay done it. It was the hardest and best thing I have ever done. The support here and from you has been incredible.x https://t.co/9JjTA8k8Tr— Louise Minchin (@louiseminchin) September 19, 2015
For those Tri nerds like me, 750k swim in 11.28, 37k bike in 1.12 and 10.7k run in very slow 1.05. I ran out of drink on the bike. Xx— Louise Minchin (@louiseminchin) September 20, 2015
Louise, who took part in the Deva Triathlon in June, qualified for her age group at the Dambuster Triathlon around Rutland Water earlier this year.
The mum-of-two clocked 11.28 for the 1500m swim, 1.12.25 for the 40km bike ride and 1.05.07 for the 10km run.
Louise took up triathlon in 2012 after it was suggested by a friend.