Team firefly™ ambassador, Eimear Mullan, triumphs in one of the World’s toughest triathlons!
It’s been a busy season for Eimear Mullan, defending her title at Ironman 70.3 UK in June, followed closely by a 4th place at Ironman France, a quick change in training strategy to compete in the triathlon super sprint distance relays at the Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland last month, and to top it all an outstanding win at the Embrunman triathlon, which is known as one of the toughest ironman distance races in the World.
Only deciding to race in the Embrunman Triathlon in France four days before the event, a difficult decision due to the change in her training midway through the season which enabled her to represent her country at the Commonwealth Games in July and a shoulder injury which meant taking a short break, Eimear found herself on the start line at Embrunman less than 3 weeks after the Commonwealth Games!
Eimear says: “The race starts with a swim in complete darkness followed by an extremely mountainous 188K bike and a brutally hilly run, very different from my previous super sprint race at the Commonwealth Games! After a solid and well-paced swim and bike I felt strong going on to the run and used my run strength to close the gap on the leaders to take the win in a time of 11h 29 minutes. To me this was one of the biggest wins of my career so far and I would like to thank you for your support throughout this season.”
A fantastic achievement - congratulations!
Read the full race report on Eimear’s blog.