Helle Frederiksen ready for Samorin

She's the fastest woman ever over the half-distance and is gearing up for a big day in Samorin. We catch up with Denmark's Helle Frederiksen.

| April 26, 2017 | PERSONALITY

Photo >Jesper Gr√łnnemark (@jgronnemark)

Denmark's Helle Frederiksen is gearing up for a big summer of racing back home in Europe - on June 3 she'll be in Samorin, Slovakia for the Challenge Championship and then, two weeks later, she'll be racing back home in Denmark at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship - the first time she gets to race in her home country since 2011.

Frederiksen burst onto the long-distance race scene in 2014 when she won Challenge Bahrain in a blistering 3:55:50, the fastest women's time ever over the half-distance. Sidelined by injuries for parts of 2015 and 2016, Frederiksen is returning back to form. Last year she took the Challenge event in Samorin and set a new course record at Ironman 70.3 Augusta. She finished third at Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico earlier this year.

TriathlonWorld.com caught up with Frederiksen in Clermont, Florida a few days before she was set to return home to prepare for the upcoming races.

Photo >Jesper Gr√łnnemark (@jgronnemark)