Isherwood gets a second wind

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 April, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 April, 1997, 12:00am

Kim Isherwood, a former world number three women's triathlete, will compete in Sunday's 50-kilometre Hong Kong National Road Race Cycling Championships on a high after winning last Sunday's Timex Duathlon.

Isherwood, 38, had considered retirement after fighting a continuous battle with asthma during the past 12 months.

But her win in the 52-kilometre course on the North Lantau Expressway has changed her thoughts of retiring.

'I had a fantastic race. I felt strong and in control. Sunday's race was the ultimate test for me. The first run was so fast and so brutal but I had no breathing problems. I can forget the whole asthma trauma. I have a new lease on life,' she said.

Isherwood's victory was her latest achievement on the comeback trail since finishing 10th in the International New Zealand Ironman on March 9.