Colin beats infection to qualify for Team GB

Colin Stevenson from Kelso who is competing in a tri-athlete event in Beijing.

Colin Stevenson from Kelso who is competing in a tri-athlete event in Beijing.

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KELSO triathlete Colin Stevenson (pictured below, as featured in Southern Sport on September 1) had a great outing at the World Championships in Beijing.

Despite having suffered a knee injury the month previous and then ending up in hospital with a viral infection, the week before he was due to fly out to China, the 27-year-old motor mechanic finished sixth in the Male 25-29 age-group sprint class.

His overall time of one hour, eight minutes and 31 seconds was so good that Team GB have given Colin a guaranteed place in the World Championships in Auckland next October.