A Mount Isa triathlete has experienced the hype of a world championship after competing in Switzerland.
IsaRATS president Kimberly Alcorn has just returned from representing Mount Isa and Australia in the World Triathlon Championships in the sprint and standard triathlons.
Alcorn qualified for Worlds by traveling and competing in International Triathlon Union events to obtain enough points, before being selected to compete abroad.
"It was an amazing experience competing over two days, back-to-back," Alcorn said.
"I was at the middle of the pack for both races on August 31 and September 1. The sprint was a great race, it wasn't suppose to be my A race but I felt really good doing it and I came about 42 out of 80.
"I then had to quickly recover for the standard the following day which was double the distance."
Alcorn said the standard triathlon was a lot harder.
"There was more of a swell in the lake, it was double the amount of hills and we don't have the sort of training here in Isa that would really assist with preparation."
This was the first time Alcorn had competed at the World Championship but plans to go again next year.
"When I was over there I didn't know any of the competitors, but it was a great vibe," she said.
"I will be aiming to go over again next year and my goal would be to get as many triathletes from Mount Isa travelling away to earn points and wanting to experience something as incredible as Worlds."
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