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#GBKona 2017: Boo Smith talks Kona debut

From novice triathlete to the IRONMAN World Championship. Meet Boo Smith, who has made it to Kona after almost a decade of training

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Another #GBKona 2017 debutant – Boo Smith

Great Britain’s Boo Smith joined Hillingdon Triathletes around nine years ago – and at the time, could swim around 25 metres of front crawl. Slowly.

Nine years (and a LOT of training) later – and with several English, British and European Championship medals collected along the way – Boo is racing at the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time.

“It’s a dream come true” she says. Meet Boo… who also happens to be this Editor’s sister-in-law.

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John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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