England names triathlon team for Commonwealths
Aaron Harris joins Brownlees in men’s team, while women’s team sees Jodie Stimpson supported by Vicky Holland and Lucy Hall
Team England has named its triathlon squad for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with Aaron Harris to join the Brownlee brothers on the men’s team and Jodie Stimpson to race alongside Vicky Holland and Lucy Hall.
The team will all race as individuals on Thursday 24 July, and then two days later four of them – two men and two women – will team up to compete in the mixed relay, a first for the Commonwealth Games. Both races happen at Strathclyde Country Park.
Alistair Brownlee said: “To win a medal at a home games is something every athlete wants to achieve and I feel very lucky to have this opportunity again just two years on from London. Having the crowd behind you provides a huge boost and I can’t wait to get to Strathclyde Park and give it my best.”
In a recent interview with 220, Lucy Hall told us that selection for the Commonwealth Games was her number one aim for this year, adding: “After the Olympics, it has to be the most important event for any athlete living in the Commonwealth countries. I would be honoured to be selected to race for England.”
Scotland has also named its triathlon team this morning: David McNamee, Marc Austin, Grant Sheldon, Natalie Milne and Seonaid Thompson. Squads have already been announced by Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.
220 Triathlon will be at Strathclyde Park next month to cover all the action live on Twitter and the website. Watch this space!
(Main image: Delly Carr)