Last weekend saw a very competitive race in Port Elizabeth at the Ironman African Championships. We had a few Irish athletes racing and hoping to take a coveted Kona slot. Aileen Flynn not only qualified but won her age group in the process. Click on through to hear the impressive way that she did it.

After exiting the water in 7th in the age group with a 1:09:12 swim Aileen held almost 33kph average on the bike moving up to 6th. Starting the run, where she has excelled in the past, Aileen ran her way all the way to the front of the age group and in the end won with a massive 15 minutes to spare over 2nd place.

Aileens result

  • Swim: 1:09:12
  • T1: 3:15
  • Bike: 5:28:30
  • T2: 3:30
  • Run: 3:37:32
  • Overall: 10:21:59

Aileen keeps a blog that you can check out over here

You can check out the full list of Irish athletes athletes who have qualified for the 2017 Ironman World Championships here

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From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

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