Barbara Riveros places second at ITU Long Distance World Championship

July 18

Chilean triathlete, Barbara Riveros, achieved world runner up at the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Fyn, Denmark, last weekend on her debut at long course triathlon.

Barbara, who completed the 3km-120km-30km format in 5:51:22 was only 2 minutes 18 seconds behind the winner, Danish Helle Freseriksen.

The race result has generated much interest in Barbara's plans to race an Ironman this year, however her focus is on qualifying for Tokyo 2020 and improving on her fifth place in Rio 2016.

Based in St Moritz, Switzerland, Barbara is coached by renowned Australian coach, Brett Sutton.