Corinne Hutton, 47, completes a super-sprint distance at the world’s largest triathlon
Last year at the AJ Bell London Traithlon we saw, quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, 47, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire achieve a momentous feat by completing a super-sprint distance triathlon. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, Corinne crossed the finish line with an admirable time.
Corinne, who lost her hands and feet in 2013 following a near-fatal bout of sceptecemia, was taking part in her first triathlon raising money for charity, which she founded, Finding Your Feet. Corinne who hopes to be Scotland’s first double hand transplant patient, proved that nothing can stop her crossing the finish line following a recent operation in March that removed two-thirds of her lung that was badly scarred from the illness.
Speaking at the event, Corinne said:
“AJ Bell gave my charity Finding Your Feet some places and I jumped at the chance to compete. I’ve had a few setbacks during my training, going through an operation where I lost two thirds of my lung, so it’s been hard. It was my first triathlon and the nerves did set in but I loved the challenge”
Corinne was taking part alongside thousands of other participants at the world’s largest triathlon including Gordon Ramsay, who took part in a sprint relay with his family raising money for charity. Following taking part in the event with his children, Gordon said “It’s that day that you cherish for the rest of your life and it’s important for them to pass it on to their kids one day”. The celebrity chef and superstar also explained why he loves the sport “A busy life needs a healthy attitude and triathlons keep me focused more than anything”.
The renowned Weekend Warriors also took part on Saturday, attempting to take part in as many triathlons over the course of the weekend as possible. The team of 75 were hoping to beat the 358 triathlons that were achieved at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon.