Preston was at her peak in 2006 and 2007, when she claimed back-to-back victories at Ironman Switzerland. She also placed fifth in Kona in 2007, and has won IM Austria, UK and 70.3 Antwerp.
“Within her first year as a professional triathlete Beck won her first Ironman event on debut at the distance. She went on to be one of the best Ironman racers in the world and had a unbelievable three season streak,” Brett Sutton wrote on the Trisutto website.
4 x Ironman Winner @rebeccapreston rejoins the http://t.co/UbD0ItmcG5 squad for 2015 #excited http://t.co/27kC4l6JEk pic.twitter.com/22sJFXO85v
— Brett Sutton (@trisutto) January 20, 2015
Preston eventually moved back to Australia to resume a career in teaching, but has been racing as an age-grouper throughout the last 18 months.