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Rollison Says She May Go After 2016 Olympic Spot

Ironman 70.3 world champ Melissa Rollison beat out Olympic-distance stars this weekend at the Noosa Triathlon, and says that an Olympic bid may be in her future.

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Ironman 70.3 world champ Melissa Rollison beat out Olympic-distance stars this weekend at the Noosa Triathlon, and says that an Olympic bid may be in her future.

As the big names succumbed to a long season and high heat, David Dellow won the men’s race at the Noosa Triathlon while Rollison tripped across the finish line and then was taken away in a wheelchair after winning the women’s event.

While Rollison believes her short time in the sport – just over a year – and aversion to water has doused any hopes of racing in London, the 28-year-old new recruit to the sport said she still has aspirations of making it to the Rio Olympics in 2016.

“There has always been that Olympic dream,” said Rollison who had only a minute or so to enjoy her triumph before fainting.

“I’ve been running since I was 11 and always though I would go with that.”

“But Rio, triathlon, I may give it a go.”

Read more: Dailytelegraph.com.au