GB Age-Group triathlete summits Everest

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Linda Blakely reaches Everest summit

We’ve a long history on TRI247 of following triathletes achieving things outside of simply the swim-bike-run format. Just last weekend for example (HERE), former GB Age-Group Duathlete, Paul Hart, set a new Competition Record for the 50-mile Time Trial.

Something completely new to report today though, with news that at 7:48am this morning, Linda Blakely reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Linda has been a GB Age-Group triathlete (winning a Silver medal at the Weymouth ETU Long Distance Championships in 2015), and also raced at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona last October, finishing 53rd in the F40-44 division with a time of 11:36:40.

By chance, I actually met Linda in Hawaii and had breakfast with her several times as we were both there with the same travel company. Given that she did the ‘Underpants Run’ in a Wonder Woman outfit, I’m sure her latest achievement will not come as a surprise to those that know her!

Huge congratulations to you Linda, and best wishes for a safe return from the summit.

Check out her Everest GPS trace and message HERE.

Linda Blakely

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