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The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

TRIATHLON LARA Ny­man has been se­lected by the BTF to com­pete in the Corus Elite Sprint Triathlon, to be held at Read­ing on May 18.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which dou­bles as the Se­nior Bri­tish Triathlon Sprint Cham­pi­onships and qual­i­fier for the World Ju­nior Triathlon Cham­pi­onships, will see the 15-year-old among a lim­ited num­ber of youth and ju­nior triath­letes cho­sen to gain ex­pe­ri­ence from com­pet­ing with the Bri­tish elite ath­letes.

Ny­man, who was re­cently crowned JC Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year, will be given VIP treat­ment with an overnight stay at the Made­jski Sta­dium Ho­tel and at­ten­dance at a Triath­letes Civic Re­cep­tion the night be­fore the race. The event will also be tele­vised for Chan­nel 4.

In her most re­cent out­ing, Ny­man won the Un­der 20 Rayleigh Aquathlon and came sec­ond over­all in the women’s open com­pe­ti­tion. With 90 fe­male and male par­tic­i­pants, she staked her claim with the fastest swim time. The race con­sisted of a 440 yard swim fol­lowed con­sec­u­tively by a 5km run where she man­aged to re­tain her lead ahead of an ath­lete some two years se­nior who is cur­rently ranked third in the county for 3000 me­tres.

Lara Ny­man

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