A SOLDIER from Salisbury is celebrating taking third place at Ironman Lanzarote.

Lance Corporal Becky Hoare, 22, has only been taking part in triathlons for a couple of years, yet she is ranked number one in Great Britain and 10th in Europe for Ironman in her age group.

She managed to take third place in her age group at Ironman Lanzarote despite the bad weather conditions, with a time of 12hrs 17mins.

She now qualifies for the world championships in Hawaii.