Heather Holmes Wins Singlespeed World Championships

Limerick, Ireland: the location of the singlespeed world championships for 2011.
Limerick, Ireland: the location of the singlespeed world championships for 2011.

Utah’s Heather Holmes won the Singlespeed World Championship mountain bike race in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland, on August 27, 2011.

She topped the women’s field on a cool day in Ireland, and promptly received the prized winner’s tatoo following the race. Following a good start, Holmes noted in a blog post, “My second lap was again enjoyable, with awesome single track and perfectly flowing trails. I was a bit anxious by now though, as no one was passing me. I started to think ‘Hum, I might be getting a tattoo today.’ “ She finished strongly to win, stating, “After I crossed the line I was taken to an area for a photo, and then placed in front of a table with a tattoo gun and ink. After much discussion I finally decided that my left arm would be a good place for the prize, and I was very happy with the design.”

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