Lucy Gossage earns top ten finish at Ironman World Championship
PUBLISHED: 11:19 12 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 October 2016
Top performance in Hawaii
Lucy Gossage completed a remarkable recovery from injury to finish ninth at the Ironman World Championship.
The Cambridge-based cancer doctor had broken her collarbone at the beginning of August, but made a dramatic comeback to compete in Hawaii.
And Gossage completed an amazing performance by earning a top-10 finish.
She completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile run in 9hr 25min 57sec, with Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf winning in 8:46.46.
Having used the analogy of turning lemons into lemonade in order to compete, Gossage tweeted: “My lemonade tasted sweet. Very sweet. Could not be more proud. So grateful for all the support. Thank you.”
Waterbeach- based triathlete Will Clarke was 41st in the men’s race in 9:25.07.
And he tweeted: “I struggled right from the start but proud of myself for keeping in the Ironman spirit and getting to the finish line. Thanks all.”