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July 07 2013

Christina Wins "Top of the Mourne" Triathlon

Christina crossing the finish line
Christina crosses the line in first place!

Christina MacKenzie from Stornoway won the 'Top of the Mourne' triathlon at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Co Down in a time of 2:41:38 last Sunday (6th July).

Deciding to enter at the last minute as she 'just couldn't help herself', a win was the ideal boost before jetting off to Bermuda this week with the Western Isles team participating at the Natwest International Island Games.

Following her triumph a fortnight ago at the Skerries (Dublin) Olympic Half Distance Triathlon, it completes a gruelling spell where she finished runner-up at the Moxi Pro Adventure race in Wicklow at the end of May as well as second spot in the Tri-Athy double Olympic triathlon at the start of June. She appears to be timing her run into top form perfectly.

Despite contemplating a weekend relaxing at her home in Dublin where she works a sports centre manager, the urge to 'keep her hand in' proved too strong.

'Tough course, amazing scenery, great weather', she quipped.

Reporting a similar quote and result from across the Atlantic would be a massive boost to her fellow athletes.

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