Bolton, Great Britain – Third time was a charm for Bella Bayliss as she stepped to the line at the 2009 Ironman UK. Sunday’s race was both her third victory at Ironman UK and her third Ironman Title for the year. After a rocky start to 2009, Bella has found her sweet spot again as she builds up for the Ironman World Championships.
Bella lead out of the water in first with teamTBB teammate Abigail Bayley on her feet. Once on the bike, Bella never looked back and cemented her victory for the day. Teammate Abi entered T2 about 13-minutes back, where both women would run a 3:01 marathon split, taking 1st and 2nd on the podium. Bella crossed the line with a final clock time of 9:34:00.