Eilidh Prise takes the day at Norseman Xtreme Triathlon

(Foto: Facebook Norseman)

She battled on the front row and after 11:47:49 hours she could finally lift the tape above her head – on top of the mountain – and claim the victory of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon: we’re talking about Eilidh Prise. The British athlete outraced Norway’s Kaja Bergwitz-Larsen (+28:51) and Britain’s Hannah Saitch (+33:23), who took second and third respectively.

Swimming 1:01:37 hours in the 11 degrees cold water of a Norwegian fjord, Prise was already in the front of the field after the first discipline. There was still one woman ahead of her, though: America’s Kelsey Bucher, who swam 58:51 minutes.

On the bike, Prise rode to the front, and she completed her strong race with a marathon that saw her finish nearly half an hour ahead of the second-place finisher. Prise needed 6:00:37 hours for the bike part, that’s good for an impressive 3600 meters of elevations. On the run – 2500 meters of elevation – Prise clocked 4:36:57 hours.