Belfast Telegraph

Hundreds take bad weather in stride for Titanic triathlon

By Allan Preston

Fitness fanatics in Belfast conquered grim weather conditions yesterday to triumph in the gruelling Belfast Titanic Triathlon.

Hardy competitors took on the challenge of a swimming race and cycle route in the Belfast Harbour estate before the final stretch of a run towards the city centre.

First staged in 2012, the event organisers had warned competitors to expect "a swim followed by a swim followed by a swim" before reaching the starting line.

Taking first place in the women's Olympic section was Laura Reilly from Lisburn, while Paul Carroll from Ballyclare took the top spot in the men's race.

Competitor Jennifer Anderson commented: "Thanks so much guys and to all the volunteers - superbly organised and the best support on the way round the course. Much appreciated."

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