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

World Ranking Boost for Shaw

Rio Olympic Games hopeful Ben Shaw opened his season with a solid result at the Takapuna Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup in New Zealand this weekend. Raced over a super sprint distance comprising of a 300m swim, 9.6km bike and 2.6km run, it was set up for the sprint specialists. Shaw cruised into the finals as […]

Keane 4th in Continental Cup Triathlon

Olympic hopeful Bryan Keane missed out on a second podium finish in successive weekends as he had to settle for fourth in the Puerto Rico Continental Cup Triathlon. The 1500m swim strung out the field with USA’s Ian Boggs emerging from the water first in 19mins 15secs. Keane was a short way back in 19mins […]

Keane entered for Continental Cup

Ireland’s Bryan Keane is in action again this weekend as he continues his tour of the Caribbean, moving from last weekend’s race site in Cuba to the Puerto Rico Continental Cup this Sunday. While this sounds glamorous it’s far from it as the long hours of training combined with long haul flights to make for a […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Reid 8th in World Triathlon Rankings

Aileen Reid’s 5th place finish in the World Triathlon Series Grand Final was one of the highlights of the weekend in Edmonton, Canada as 6 elite triathletes and 24 age groupers represented Ireland in the Grand Final and World Championships. A lacklustre 1500 meter swim by Aileen’s standards may well of cost her a second […]

Reid 5th at World Triathlon Final

Aileen Reid pulled out the second fastest run of the day to finish 5th in the World Triathlon Series Grand Final. Reid missed the lead pack out of the swim and had to work hard during the bike to keep in contention. The 17 up front had over 1 minute of an advantage at the […]

Triathlon World Championships

Six elite triathletes and 24 age groupers will compete in the biggest race of the year this weekend in Edmonton, Canada. Ranked 15th in the World Triathlon Series and 9th on the Olympic Points list, Aileen Reid is gunning for a big performance to end the season on a high. Reid has fond memories of the 2013 […]

Irish Team Ready for Worlds Biggest Triathlon

Aileen Reid using world’s biggest triathlon as Commonwealth Games preparation Aileen Reid, Bryan Keane and Ben Shaw are guaranteed starts for the ‘world’s biggest triathlon’, the Hamburg World Triathlon Series on Saturday. The festival of triathlon will see 10,000 age group athletes racing alongside the top elites with 300,000 spectators and a global TV audience […]

Cork’s Bryan Keane 22nd in Chicago

Javier Gomez of Spain claimed his 4th World Triathlon Series victory of the season with a brilliant all round performance in Chicago late Sunday night Irish time. The 2013 World Champion, Gomez, posted a front pack swim and strong bike leg before running away from the competition over the final 10 kilometres. Portugal’s Joao Pereira […]

Irish Duo Head To World Triathlon Series

Ireland’s top ranked men, Bryan Keane and Ben Shaw will be competing in the 5th leg of 8 in the World Triathlon Series this Sunday. With the absence of Britain’s Brownlee brothers victory is likely to be fought out between Spanish World Champion Javier Gomez and world number 3 and 4 ranked training mates Mario […]
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