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Kimberley Morrison’s 100: That. Is. Fast.

More 'triathletes riding time trials very fast', sees Great Britain's Kimberley Morrison set one of the fastest times ever over 100-miles.

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3:44:50 for 100 miles – that’s 26.69 mph / 42.94 kmh

That Great Britain’s Kimberley Morrison is quick on a bike is not news. As far back as January 2017 – see below – when catching up to and coming off of the bike with Daniela Ryf at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai, her greatest strength has been there for everyone to see. Plenty of ‘first-off-the-bike’, course records and race wins have followed since that breakthrough.


Chasing records

Despite that, when Kim said at the start of the 2018 season – having joined the Drag2Zero team – that one of her objectives for the years was to “take a pop at the 100 mile British TT record”, some may – perhaps rightly – have assumed that was a little over-confident, given the levels that we have been seeing on the domestic time trial scene in recent years.

After all, before yesterday, Kim had only ever ridden one 100-mile TT, and while she won it, a time of 4:04:56 on a rolling course in Norfolk was hardly definitive evidence that, on a swifter course, that the current record of 3:42:37 (Alice Lethbridge) was within reach. Racing two IRONMAN 70.3 events over the past two weekends (Finland | Sweden) would probably not be considered ideal preparation either!

Kimberley Morrison Scott Plasma

Still, Kim did race over 100-miles yesterday (on the B100/4 course near Wymondham), and while she didn’t break the record, her 3:44:50 does make her the second fastest on record. Amazingly, it still wasn’t quite enough to win, as her Drag2Zero team mate, Alice Lethbridge, beat her own record by 34 seconds, to stop the clock at 3:42:03. It was Alice who last week (report HERE), won the National ‘100’ ahead of another (ex) triathlete, Vicky Gill.

Time for a rest? Well, after the post-race pain of this…

Kimberley Morrison

…she was quickly on a plane to Playitas in Fuerteventura, and already back into training this morning!

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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