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Essex nursing student competes in European triathlon championships

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Laura Brooks, a nursing student at the University of Essex, has been competing for Great Britain’s triathlon team at the European Championships in Austria.

Ms Brooks, 27, from Stanford le Hope in Thurrock, is just about to start her second year of an MSc in adult nursing.

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Student nurse challenges in triathlon competition

Source: Daisy Martin

Laura Brooks competing in Austria

She has just returned from gaining 8th place at the 2016 Walchsee ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships in the 25-29 female category.

Ms Brooks started competing in triathlons at the end of 2012 with a small sprint triathlon held at a local swimming pool.

She said: “Next year I will probably look at duathlons and Olympic distance triathlons so I can focus on qualifying as a nurse a bit more.

“I would love to keep competing in the GBR team and one day win a gold! But I know that’s a long way off yet,” she said.

What is a triathlon?

A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. Its most popular form involves swimming, cycling and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for the fastest overall course completion time.

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