Triathlon

Introduction to Triathlon


Triathlon pushes its competitors to the limits in three different sports: Swimming, cycling and running. Each sport requires the the competitor to be in peak physical condition and with three such individual sports it calls on the athlete to commit to a training schedule that is second to none. The Olympic distance triathlon, which is one of the 28 Olympic sports, consists of: 1500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running. For contact details of Triathlon Ireland please click on Full story

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Keane 11th in Mexico Triathlon World Cup

Bryan Keane moved closer to Olympic qualification following his 11th place finish at World Cup Huatulco in Mexico on Sunday morning. In a race which High Performance director Tommy Evans described as the toughest on the international circuit, Keane came home 1min 15secs behind winner Eitienne Demunsch. Keane’s haul of 229 points sees him drop slightly […]

Rio 2016 Test Events Continue

Team Ireland Olympic sports continue to gain a performance advantage by familiarizing themselves with the environment they will experience at the Olympics next year by in the Rio Test Events. Following on from recent involvement by Horse Sport Ireland performance staff and Triathlon Ireland athletes and performance staff, Irish Sailing are next up in the Aquece Rio […]

Triathlete White performs well

A fascinating men’s triathlon unfolded at the Baku European Games with Great Britain’s Gordon Benson going on to claim victory in a time of 1:48:31. Joao Silva of Portugal posted the fastest run of day to claim silver after starting the final discipline from the chase pack. Local man, Rostyslav Pevtsov delighted the hometown supporters […]

Reid 6th in Baku 2015 Triathlon

Ireland’s Aileen Reid has finished sixth in the triathlon at the inaugural European Games in Baku. Reid, who currently sits sixth – making her the leading European competitor – in the World Triathlon Series,  finished the race in two hours three minutes and 58 seconds, three minutes and 30 seconds behind winner and Olympic champion Nicola […]

Reid ready to challenge for medal

Three women are set to dominate the Triathlon, with Reid to challenge London 2012 rivals. More than 50 women will plunge into the Caspian Sea at 12:30 on Saturday seeking European Games medals in Triathlon, the sport’s first-ever international contest in Azerbaijan, with Swiss Olympic champion Nicola Spirig facing Sweden’s silver medallist Lisa Norden for the […]

Triathlon prepare for busy weekend

Its been a busy the last 2 days since Team Ireland Triathlon arrived in Baku. Led by Technical Director Tommy Evans, the focus has been on course familiarisation and coach and athlete briefing. There are some uncertainties around the swim due to possible problems with the wind which could effect the currents. Evans said ” […]

Bryan Keane’s “Road to Rio”

Olympic Council of Ireland Rio 2016 Scholarship athlete Bryan Keane gives an update on his progress this season on the #roadtorio. “This time last year I had a lot less racing done this early in the season, so far had 4 races and I have had a very mixed start to my season. It’s hard coming […]
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