Name: Kimberley MORRISON - Professional Triathlete | Open heart surgery fighter
Year of Birth: 1987
Hometown: North Norfolk
Kimberley Morrison's remarkable rise in the world of triathlon continued with her first major victory of her professional career in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 6th March 2016. Morrison, from Bale, near Fakenham, turned professional in September 2015 after a rapid rise to prominence in the sport.
The Tri-Anglia member was born with two holes in her heart and has previously raised thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she received regular care during the early years of her life. After life-saving heart surgery as a youngster Morrison went on to live a healthy life and started competing in triathlon events in August 2012, finishing 19th in her age group at the London Triathlon. Rapid progress led to her becoming age group European Champion in Kitzbühel, Austria, in the summer of 2014 and sixth in her age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, also in Austria, in Kaprun last August.
After confirmation of her professional status from British Triathlon, Morrison began with victory at the Hever Castle Gauntlet in Kent before taking on international competition. Sixth place at Challenge Sardinia, in Italy, followed in October and eighth at Challenge Phuket, in Thailand, continued that good start in November.
Morrison then dedicated herself to a strict winter training regime, avoiding the temptations of festive excess, and her preparations paid off in Argentina. She has continued this year strong with a 4th place finish at Ironman70.3 Pays d'Aix, France and 4th at Challenge Salou Spain.