|Lâm Túc Ngân of Việt Nam poses with her Ironman World Championship 2022 bib in Hawaii. Ngân set a new personal record at the championship. Photo from Lâm Túc Ngân facebook|
HÀ NỘI - Vietnamese triathlete Lâm Túc Ngân set a new personal record at the Ironman World Championship 2022 in Hawaii on October 7.
Ngân, who qualified for the world event after winning the 25 to 29-year-old female category at the Ironman Philippines 140.6 in March in Subic, is the first Vietnamese athlete to compete in the competition.
She finished the race (3.8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42.2km running) in 14 hours 21 minutes and 23 seconds, finishing 78 out of 86 athletes in the 25-29-year-old group and 1,000 from the total of 1,202 women.
In overall rankings, Ngân was 1,905 of more than 2,300 competitors.
Her result was 1 hour, 2 minutes and 35 seconds faster than her time in Subic seven months ago.
Ngân, 29, is one of the best triathletes in Việt Nam. She has competed many times in the Ironman Vietnam, winning the 2018 season.
She won the Half Ironman 70.3 Philippines age group in 2019. She also competed in the Ironman 70.3 world championship in South Africa in 2018. VNS