Triathlete with an illustrious career who won her first Ironman world championship in 2007.
She swam competitively as a teenager, which ultimately led to her training for triathlons.
She was the first triathlete to win a world championship within a year of turning professional.
She was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England.
In 2009 she won the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year award, finishing just ahead of Jessica Ennis-Hill.