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Julie Dibens's Biography

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Triathlete Julie Dibens, who was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was 31 in 2006.

Julie Dibens swam for Great Britain as a junior and won college honours in the States before taking up the triathlon.

Dibens competed in her first triathlon, the amateur world championship, in 1998 and won it.

Julie finished 11th in the triathlon at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and was 30th at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Julie finished 10th in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Julie had missed around a year of competition after a foot injury just after the 2004 Olympics. It required two operations and plenty of rehab at the University of Bath for her to come back from the injury.

Julie Dibens battled back and was runner-up at the St Kilda triathlon in October 2005. It was her first major triathlon for over a year, and secured her place in the England team for the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne 2006.

Julie revealed at a training session in Geelong just five days before the triathlon at Melbourne 2006 that: "There were times that I seriously thought I would never be able to race again."

Julie Dibens won XTERRA Guam in March 2007.

Tri247 has a video interview with Julie Dibens.

Julie Dibens told The Telegraph's A Life in Sport that she has started up a coaching business, Driven to Tri.


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