Local youngster Georgie Freeman will combine her two favourite sports when she represents Great Britain in the World Biathle Championships in the glamorous setting of Monaco next week.
Freeman is a member of City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) and Peterborough Athletic Club (PAC) so the biathle - which combines the two sports - is ideal for the 15 year-old.
She qualified after finishing second in last month's national championships at Salford and will head to Monte Carlo as part of a 100-strong British team.
As part of her move into multi-discipline sport, as opposed to just swimming or running, she competed in and won the Eastern Region Schools Biathlon in Peterborough to qualify for the national event in Bath, where she finished fourth.
She also qualified for a one-off invitational that was held at Crystal Palace last month in parallel to the World Pentathlon Championships. She won her age group at Crystal Palace to further enhance her growing reputation.
Long-term, Freeman is looking to make her mark as a triathlete and she has joined PACTRAC - who have a host of internationals among their membership - and currently boasts a 100 per cent winning record in the sport.
She won the junior triathlon co-hosted by PACTRAC and Stanground College and also won the club's junior event at Thrapston. She has also been accepted into the regional triathlon academy run by Tim Williams and will spend the winter honing her skills on two wheels as she bids to get her biking up to a suitable level to complement her swimming and running abilities.
As a swimmer she has won club championships and set club records at COPS while at PAC, where she is coached by former British international Paul Larkins, she has won over 800m in the Eastern Young Athletes League and Southern Women's League as well as finishing fifth in the Cambridgeshire Cross-Country Championships. On the track, she has previously won county titles over 800m.
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