By KATIE NICHOLL
She's a winner: With another athlete at close quarters, Pippa Middleton crosses the finishing line
She won a sports scholarship to Marlborough College and yesterday Pippa Middleton showed she had lost none of her athletic prowess.
Despite soaring temperatures, Kate’s younger sister earned a well-deserved medal after completing a 5km race in the GE Blenheim Triathlon, which takes place every year at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Pippa was joined by two male friends and opted to do the running part of the competition while the boys completed tough swimming and cycling sections.
Kate’s younger sister earned a well-deserved medal after completing a 5km race in the GE Blenheim Triathlon
Dressed in a pink and grey vest, matching shorts, a £270 pair of Bulgari sunglasses and with an ankle tag to time her, Pippa breezed through her race, completing it in a time of 25 minutes and 30 seconds.
According to friends she had been training daily to get in shape for the event and seeing a physiotherapist to make sure she was in tip-top condition.
The 28-year-old has also been attending Pilates sessions and playing tennis.
Pippa has been training daily to get in shape for the event and seeing a physiotherapist to make sure she was in tip-top condition
‘People were excited to see her,’ said Alex Coulson, an organiser of the event which attracted 6,000 spectators.
‘The boys completed their courses in good time and joined Pippa to run across the finishing line together.’
Pippa is well-known as a keen sportswoman. At Marlborough and Edinburgh University she played hockey and tennis and, like her sister, works out daily.