Kim Isherwood set a new national record and was the first Asian competitor to finish in the elite women's category of the World Long Course Triathlon Championships in the United States. More than 1,200 top triathletes from 40 countries attended the event in Indiana. Isherwood, 38, a Hong Kong Sports Institute scholarship athlete, completed the gruelling course of a 1.9-kilometre swim, 90 km bike and 21 km run in four hours and 59 minutes, to become Asia's number one woman in the event. She was placed 37th overall. The race was won by American Karen Smyers in four hours, 11 minutes.