Marlies Kort of Curaçao – World triathlon champion in Austria
WILLEMSTAD – Marlies Kort has fulfilled her life dream during the World Cup triathlon in the Austrian resort town of Zell am See. In her age group (40 to 45 years) she came first across the finish line last weekend.
She represented Curaçao during the so-called World Championship 70.3 Ironman (1.9 km swim, 90 km bike and 21 km road running) and ran afterwards proudly with her medal and the Curaçao flag.
She had been clearly qualified twice before during endurance competitions in the region to participate in this international competition. She took part in these championships with the support of the local club TEC and the local federation CTA (Curaçao Triathlon Association).