Super silver for Derry’s Aileen

Derry's Aileen Reid (left) who finished in second place in yesterday's final leg of the World Triathlon Series in London.

Derry's Aileen Reid (left) who finished in second place in yesterday's final leg of the World Triathlon Series in London.

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Derry triathlete Aileen Reid claimed a stunning second place in yesterday’s final leg of the World Triathlon Series in London.

Reid, a former pupil of Thornhill College, described her achievement as “amazing”. Yesterday’s result means she finishes the series in eighth place overall.

“I was running with Jodie [Simpson] and Moffy [Emma Moffat] and I just thought, how am I staying here?

“I felt good and saw I got a wee bit of a gap on Jodie so I just pushed more and more to see if I could get a medal.

“I’m totally delighted with second place. It’s amazing.”

Reid, who represented Ireland at the Olympic Games in London last summer, took to social network site Twitter to thank her fans and her family moments after the race.

“So many messages. So thankful. My family 4th time coming to London finally a result. So happy.” she said.

Reid finished the race only 25 seconds behind winner and now current world champion, Non Stanford.