Kate McIlroy

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Kate McIlroy
Kate McIlroy - Triathlon de Lausanne 2010.jpg
Kate McIlroy competing in 2010
Personal information
Born 26 August 1981
Wellington
Height 173 cm
Weight 57 kg
Sport
Country New Zealand

Kate McIlroy (born 26 August 1981)[1] is a New Zealand triathlete and former runner. She won the World Mountain Running title in 2005[2] and was named New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year at the 2006 Halberg awards.[3]

She is the national women's record holder for the 3000 metre steeplechase with a time of 9:32.54 set in Heusden, Belgium during 2006.[4]

McIlroy converted to track in a bid to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but sustained a leg injury and was unable recover in time.[5]

She started competing in triathlons at the end of 2008.[6] In 2012, she was selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the triathlon, where she finished in 10th place.[7]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2012: Placed 10th in the 2012 London Olympics Triathlon.
  • 2009: Started competing in triathlon, winning a World Cup race in Hungary.[3]
  • 2005: Won World Mountain Running champs in Wellington, named New Zealand Sportswomen of the Year at the Halberg Awards.[3]
  • 1997: Named New Zealand Junior Athlete of the Year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kate McIlroy". Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Chris Rattue (Jan 7, 2006). "Athletics: An interview with mountain running champion Kate McIlroy". New Zealand Herald. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Dana Johannsen (Aug 21, 2009). "My life in sport: Kate McIlroy". New Zealand Herald. 
  4. ^ "Kate McIlroy improves NZ steeples record - (Archived)". Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kate McIlroy". Pinnacle. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kate McIlroy: Athlete biography". International Triathlon Union. 
  7. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/triathlon/individual-w