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Ironman 70.3 Dubai: Bonello Spiteri places second in age group

Danica Bonello Spiteri placed second in the 40-44 Ironman 70.3 category.

Malta triathlete Danica Bonello Spiteri placed second in the Female 40-44 category of the Dubai Ironman 70.3 race on Friday.

The Elite Sports Triathlon Team athlete finished the race in 4:35:23 seeing her finish 19th among all female competitors taking part, and 186 overall.

Bonello Spiteri, who had won her age group’s (35-39) and placed third overall in her previous race back in Antalya, Turkey in November, this time only missed out on the top spot by 44 seconds.

Speaking post-race on her socials, Bonello Spiteri said it was succumbing to overheating which made her slow down in the final stages of the race, causing her to walk through “a few water stations to throw water over my head” as she battled a 36 degrees heatwave.

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