Triathlon: Freeman selected for British team after just three months

    VESTED INTEREST Gemma Freeman only began triathlon this year

    GEMMA FREEMAN has been selected to represent Great Britain in the ITU World Triathlon Championship.

    The physiotherapist, who works at the Horder Centre in Crowborough, faces a 1.5km swim, a 40km cycle and a 10km run in the 30-34 age group in Rotterdam on Sunday (September 17).

    The 30-year-old was selected after taking part in an event at Arundel in July, three months after competing in her first triathlon in Steyning.

    Gemma, who specialises in -musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation, was a keen footballer until a year ago when an old neck injury flared up.

    She joined the Brighton Triathlon Club and now trains seven to nine times a week. Gemma said: “I was really delighted to be selected for the team. I’m really looking forward to it and am just going to see how it goes for my first national event.”