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Army Triathlete Wins Leading British Event

It was more success for Captain Katrina Matthews, following up on her victory in Estonia earlier this month.

Army triathlete Captain Kat Matthews has won the Outlaw X event in Nottingham.

The athlete beat some of the top UK talent to the title in the East Midlands.

She adds this trophy to previous wins at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as a national 100-mile cycle time trials title.

Speaking about the UK event, Capt Matthews said: "To race in the UK was amazing because we don’t often get that sort of professional race field in the UK."

The event managed to go on despite the coronavirus pandemic, with the Army athelete praising how it was organised.

She said: "It was really evident that the organising team had put so much work into getting their official licence from the national governing body."

It was the win in Estonia earlier this month which took the headlines for Matthews and she thinks it was all down to hard work paying off.

Captain Katrina Matthews is the military's leading triathlete.

She said: "The competition at the Tallinn 70.3 event was really quite high.

"There was a couple of unknown athletes who were stepping up from the Olympic scene and a couple of athletes who were already really well established in the top 10.

"I knew that I would have a real challenge but I was also really confident that my training had gone really well and, coming off the back of that 100-mile national champs as well, I was confident with my bike and my run.

"This race really was an opportunity to show what I’ve been doing for the last six months."