Brownlee and Lawrence join Bahrain Endurance 13

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee and Ironman 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence are the latest athletes to join the long-distance tri team Bahrain Endurance 13.

This news follows Alistair Brownlee's announcement, in December 2016, that he will be racing longer distances in 2017.

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“The next couple of years will see me race over longer distances, though I will still be at Leeds WTS this year,” Brownlee says. “I’m looking to be as competitive as I have been over the Olympic distance, although I have a lot to learn. I’m strong over all three disciplines and I will look to use that to my advantage.

“I’m really pleased to be joining the Bahrain Endurance team; they are the best athletes in the world, men and women." 

Fellow British triathlete and current Ironman 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence is also looking forward to wearing the racing red alongside her new teammates. Lawrence left ITU racing in favour of middle distance two years ago, and won the 2016 Ironman 70.3 world title in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Lawrence says: "I'm excited to be part of the team, to join legends like Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez and Daniela Ryf who I've always looked up to.”

The Bahrain Endurance 13 tri team, under the leadership of His Highness Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, race middle-distance and full-distance triathlons in the team’s iconic red colours. 

The Bahrain Endurance 13 Team:

Javier Gomez Noya (ESP)    

Jan Frodeno (GER) 

Daniela Ryf (SUI)

Alistair Brownlee (GBR)

Jodie Cunnama (GBR)

Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)

Caroline Steffen (SUI)

David Plese (SLO)

Holly Lawrence (GBR)

Fredrik Croneborg (SWE)

Brent McMahon (CAN)

Mikel Calahorra (ESP)

Ben Hoffman (USA)


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Have to say I'm a bit disappointed with Ali Brownlee here. He can't have been short of suitors for sponsorship and support but he's chosen to go with a team associated with a pretty bad human rights record.

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