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First Timer Rebecca Takes To The Ironman Podium

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One of the victors of the Ironman Wales 2017 event, Rebecca Bennett, can be particularly proud of her category win, since Tenby was her first ever Ironman event.

Rebecca, a 30-year-old Medical Negligence Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, came first in the female 30- 34  Age Group category, was sixth female overall and was third non-professional female– seeing her qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 2018.

Rebecca, who represents clients throughout South Wales, as well as being involved in the local brain injury community, said: “I am so pleased to have been part of this inspirational event. I have trained hard all year with the team at Cycle Specific in Cross Hands, as well as with my swim coach Kevin Pullin, and I am delighted that all the long hours of training have paid off with such a great result.

“Ironman Wales has an atmosphere like no other sporting event and it was a privilege to a part of such an amazing day, competing alongside such dedicated athletes, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

“I am new to the Ironman distance, having taken part in shorter distances since my first triathlon just last year – so it is a great motivator for me to achieve successes like these. I am grateful to my family, friends and JCP colleagues for encouraging me throughout my training and for cheering me on during the event itself. I can't wait to hit the road to Hawaii.” 

Rebecca Bennett at Ironman Wales 2017