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Claire Bloom has qualified for the 2012 European Triathlon Championships after finishing fifth in Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon in Rotherham.

Having recorded a personal best time of 12.48 in the swim and 21.59 in the run section, Bloom will now compete for GB in the age group team in Eilat next year.

Her placing was an improvement on sixth at the Speedy Beaver qualifier.

    Last updated: 3:11pm, June 23 2011