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Morrison races to top ten in France
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Tuesday 12th May 2015


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Slowly catching up on things you miss when on holiday... we spotted an excellent British Age Group performance just over a week ago at Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix in France, from an athlete moving up in distance in 2015.

A year ago Kim Morrison (http://kimmorrison.tumblr.com) was racing over the Olympic Distance at the Mallorca Triathlon, a race she reported on for us HERE, where she took second place at Sant Jordi. Following that race Kim went on to win the ETU European Championships in her 25-29 Age Group in Kitzbuhel.

For 2015 Kim has decided to focus on the 70.3 distance, and has linked up with former British Triathlon coach Mark Pearce (www.intelligent-triathlon-training.com), who now also coaches Uplace-BMC member Will Clarke among others.

Starting just behind the Pro's (the Age Grop athletes started from a beach start, the Pro's in the water), a solid swim set her up well for the bike - her strength - "I was holding 5th/6th place 52km into the bike, and came in to T2 with some great company". A 1:38:16 half marathon brough her home to 10th place overall - yet ironically was still not enough to secure a slot for the World Champs in Austria, finishing third in AG25-29. However, she did say "I will be back at Ironman 70.3 Haugesund, Norway, to fight for my place."

You can read Kim's full race report on her blog HERE.

IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix, France - Sunday 3rd May 2015
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km

Pos Women
1st Gabriella Zelinka (HUN) 4:33:32
2nd Alexandra Tondeur (FRA) 4:35:49
3rd Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 4:36:37
4th Corina Hengartner (SUI) 4:48:03
5th Tineka Van Den Berg (NED) 4:49:25
6th Morgane Riou (FRA) 4:50:07 (AG 25-29)
7th Biana Steurer (AUT) 4:51:50
8th Pleuni Hoojiman (NED) 4:51:54 (AG 25-29)
9th Michela Menegon (ITA) 4:53:24 (AG 35-39
10th Kimberley Morrison (GBR) 4:53:55 (AG 25-29)

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