Dan Halksworth to represent Jersey at Commonwealth Games

Ironman UK champion to race Olympic-distance triathlon events in Glasgow this summer

Dan Halksworth at Ironman UK

Reigning Ironman UK champion Dan Halksworth has revealed his pride at representing Jersey in the triathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

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Halksworth, 28, told BBC Radio Jersey yesterday: “I’m a proud Jersey boy so to be able to represent Jersey at the Commonwealth Games is big for me. It’s huge. I am looking forward to the experience and being with the Jersey team.”

Highlights of his 2013 season include winning Ironman UK (3.8km run/180km bike/42.2km run) for the second time running in 8:45:48, and winning the much shorter-distance Jersey Triathlon (750m/40km/2.5km) in 1:57:58.

The Home Nation triathlon teams (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) will be announced within the next couple of months, with the English team likely to be revealed after WTS London at the beginning of June.

The athletes will be racing over Olympic distance (1.5km/40km/10km) at Strathclyde Country Park, with the men’s and women’s finals taking place on Thursday 24 July, and the Mixed Relay event (a new inclusion for this year’s Games) being held on Saturday 26 July.

We’ll keep you updated on confirmed team lineups as they come in…

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