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Young triathlete races to first place

Published on 30/04/18

An East Point Academy student has swum, cycled, and run to first place in a challenging triathlon event.

Year 10 student Megan Swann came first in her age group at the East Coast Super Sprint Triathlon, held in Great Yarmouth on April 21 and 22.

Beginning at the Marina Centre, Megan swam 250m before cycling 16km in a circular route along the Yarmouth seafront.

The race culminated in a 3km sprint along the promenade to the finish line.

Megan’s impressive time of 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 11 seconds saw her placed 27th of all females in the race.

A qualified swimming coach, Megan is working towards her Level 1 swimming judge competition and is a regional open water swimmer. Her next triathlon is in Stradbroke on May 20.

At school she is a Sport Prefect, leading and officiating various sports for the younger years and local primary schools.

PE teacher Harriet Goldspink said: “Megan continues to make us extremely proud with her commitment to sporting excellence, and we wish her luck in her next competition.”