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Sheikha Hind completes first Olympic distance triathlon

  • Sep 21, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Qatar Foundation CEO HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani has completed her first Olympic distance triathlon at the world’s biggest triathlon race.
She announced her participation in the Hamburg Wasser 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series on Instagram, where she explained how she was inspired to train for the triathlon following the birth of her daughter 10 years ago.
"It was the 26th of June, 2011. My baby daughter was a day old. Outside the hospital, the roads were closed as an Ironman race was about to start. From that day I was inspired to one day compete in a triathlon.
"10 years later, I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon.
"I won’t lie, I felt disappointment because of circumstances beyond anything training could have prepared me for. My feet were numb from the cold for the entire bike race and for most of the run. I felt I could have done better. But that’s the competitor in me, and it’s fuel for my next race," HE Sheikha Hind wrote on Instagram.