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Kim Morrison is highest placed British woman at Ironman 70.3 Pays D’Aix France

Norfolk triathlete Kim Morrison competing at Pays d'Aix in France.

Norfolk triathlete Kim Morrison competing at Pays d'Aix in France.

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Norfolk triathlete Kim Morrison has got off to an excellent start to her new season, finishing as the highest placed British female at an Ironman event in France.

The 27-year-old, from Gunthorpe in north Norfolk, was the third woman to finish the Ironman 70.3 Pays D’Aix France in the 25-30 age group.

Morrison has previously been featured for her fundraising efforts for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where she underwent heart surgery as a young child after being born with two holes in her heart.

The event took place in the city of Aix en Provence, near Marseille on the southern coast of France. It included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile and a half marathon run.

Morrison finished her swim in 28 minutes and six seconds, followed by a 2:41.36hours cycle and 1:38.16 run to finish the gruelling course in hot weather in an overall time of 4:53.55.

To follow Morrison’s progress, go to kimmorrison.tumblr.com.

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