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Leanda Cave

Leanda has been competing in triathlons since 1994. She began her triathlon career at the Olympic distance and gradually made her way to dominating long course triathlon. In 2001 Leanda became European Under- 23 champion. A year later she would break through at the international level as she won the silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. She won another silver medal at the European Championships, then had greater success when she took the gold and the World title in Cancun, Mexico in November 2002. In 2002 she was nominated for the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year Award, a feat that she repeated in 2012. In 2012 Leanda won both the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Ironman World Championships. Cave is the only female triathlete in history to accomplish both feats in a single year. That same year Leanda was also named as one of the “World’s Fittest Women” by CNN. This is quite a recognition as 2012 was also an Olympic year. Leanda currently lives and trains in Miami Beach when she’s not racing.

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