‘The run got me over the line in the end’ - triathlete, 18
POTENTIAL crystallised into reality as Isobel Chisholm exceeded expectations to take out Sunday's race seven of the Boyne Smelter Race Series.
Chisholm landed her first win of the series, in the absence of Jacqueline Smith, validating the soaring hopes that ride with her potential.
The 18-year-old's swimming has previously been her weakness but she uncorked the swim of the series in challenging swells to exit the water in the top five.
The 24km ride was a small challenge for the former Rockhampton Grammar student, who felt the pressure of having to put each pedal to the metal.
"The run was the strongest event for me... it got me over the line in the end," she said.
"In the absence of Jacqueline (17), I was able to pull off a win... in the past she has always beaten me by a mile."
Chisholm has always had a lightning run leg with her years of punishing training finally producing the goods.
She finished with an overall time of just over one hour and 20 minutes.
On the men's side, Rob Dendle scored his second consecutive win of the series with a time of 1.05.27, five minutes ahead of second-places James Ferris.
FRENCHVILLE FROGS TRIATHLON RACE 7
Results from Sunday's race at the Mercure Capricorn Resort:
Female long course: Isobel Chisholm 1, Letty James 2, Kellie Langley 3
Male long course: Rob Dendle 1, James Ferris 2, Joshua Duff 3