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Jodie Swallow

Posted on: Wednesday 27th May 2015

Facts:

Born: 23 June 1981

Birthplace: LoughboroughLeicestershire.

Representing: Great Britain

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Trains in: Stellenbosch, South Africa; Boulder, Colorado

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She began her athletic career at just 13 representing Wales and then Great Britain in the pool, but also represented her country on the track and cross-country. While studying at Loughborough University she was recruited onto the British Triathlon Team and that began an extraordinary triathlon career that includes representing on Olympic and Commonwealth teams.

Fast forward to 2014, a year littered with big performances and results finishing second at the 70.3 World Championships and fourth in Kona. She thrived under the new 20m rule in Bahrain where she also finished on the podium against a hugely talented field.

She boasts five wins at 70.3 South Africa and a 70.3 World Championship title in 2010. In 2013 she won her first Ironman race in Sweden along with second places at South Africa and Frankfurt.

Career Highlights

Olympian & Commonwealth Games representative

5 x       70.3 South Africa Champion

2010   70.3 World Champion

2013   1st Ironman Sweden

2014   3rd Challenge Bahrain

2014   4th Ironman World Championships

2014   2nd 70.3 World Championships

2015   1st Ironman South Africa


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