Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas Featured Pro Athlete – Kelly Williamson

4:00 PM: Presenting your Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas 2014 Women’s Champion… Kelly Williamson!!!! After a challenging year, Kelly brings home her first ever full IRONMAN championship — right in her home state, racing for the title sponsor. We are proud to support Kelly and are so happy for her!

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3:30 PM: Kelly is in the lead! She surpassed the leader at mile 17 and is going for the win

2:00 PM: Kelly is only 5 and a half minutes behind the leader, with the finish line nearly in sight!

1:00 PM: Kelly finishes bike course in 2nd place — on to the run!

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8:30 AM: Kelly was the first woman out of the water and is setting the pace on the bike!

Kelly Williamson is a professional triathlete. She’s been in the professional scene since 2002 and has been racing for Memorial Hermann since 2012. She’s finished near the top of a number of IRONMAN races, including 2nd in the first ever Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas 2011, 1st at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas 70.3 in 2012, and top 15 in two separate IRONMAN World Championships.

Kelly lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and coach, Derick Williamson. Derick coaches a number of triathletes, including 5 professional triathletes. He and Kelly have developed a healthy balance between work life and professional life — especially important in a sport that requires constant, comprehensive training and critique.

She is returning to the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas 2014 race this year, and is especially excited to make her return in her home state, racing for the title sponsor – and we’re proud to be there supporting her!

Follow @memorialhermann on Twitter all day Saturday for live updates on Kelly’s progress!

For more information on Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, visit http://ironman.memorialhermann.org/