Australian Lauren Parker makes history at Ironman World Triathlon Championships in Utah

Australian Lauren Parker has successfully returned to the Ironman Triathlon World Championships with a historic finish in the handbike division.

The 33-year-old completed the 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km marathon run in St George, Utah in 14 hours and 47 seconds.

She is the first Australian woman to complete the Ironman World Championships in the handbike category.

Parker, who won silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games last year and gold at the Paratriathlon World Championships, also set the fastest woman’s hand cycle time at the Ironman World Championships.

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