New look triathlon team unveiled for 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Triathlon Australia: November 17, 2017: A new look Australian Commonwealth Games triathlon team has been unveiled on the Gold Coast today – heralding an exciting era for the sport that made its Games debut in Manchester in 2002.

Joining automatic nominations Jake Birtwhistle (Tasmania), Ashleigh Gentle (Queensland) and Charlotte McShane (NSW) in the six-strong team will be discretionary selections, Queensland trio Luke Willian, Matt Hauser and Gillian Backhouse.


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CHRIS MCCORMACK - PROFILE

Chris McCormack or "Macca" is a name synonymous with the sport of triathlon not only in Australia but around the world, a popular figure who has swum, ridden and run his way into legendary status in the non-stop multi-sport world of triathlon.


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Aussie triathletes face a feast of hometown racing in 2017-18

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Triathlon Australia: October 20, 2017Australia’s triathletes are setting themselves for the biggest international and domestic 12 months on record with all roads leading to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Devonport in Tasmania for a feast of major events.
 
The Gold Coast will play host to the XXI Commonwealth Games (April 5 and 7 for triathlon) and the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final (September, 12-16), while the Sunshine Coast will host the 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup (March 10) and Devonport the 2018 Devonport Paratriathlon World Cup (February 17) – a first for Triathlon Australia – as well as the Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) Continental Sprint Championships.


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Dolphins ready to race in Toronto after announcement of postponed Para World Championships

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Swimming Australia: September 21, 2017: The Dolphins Swim Team selected to race at the 2017 Para World Swimming Championships, formerly in Mexico, will now set their sights on the 2017 Para Swimming Canadian Open in Toronto next week.

After a devastating earthquake hit the planned host city, Mexico, the Para World Championships were postponed indefinitely with no further news from World Para Swimming regarding a replacement competition expected until late next week.


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Gold Coast return for triathlon legend they call MJ

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Triathlon Australia: September 18, 2017Australia’s US-based triathlon legend Michellie Jones will celebrate 30 years in the sport next year and she would like nothing better than to return home and win another World Championship on the Gold Coast.
 
Jones, just turned 48 and known affectionately throughout the triathlon world as MJ, has shown over the last three days at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, just why she will go down in history as one of triathlon’s true all-time greats.


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Gentle’s silver surge after coach Turner’s words of wisdom

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Triathlon Australia: September 17, 2017With the words of her coach ringing in her ears triathlete Ashleigh Gentle reached deep down in Rotterdam today to reap the rewards of a move she knew she had to make after last year’s Rio Olympics. 
 

Her move to coach Jamie Turner changed her pathway in the sport she loves and with immediate impact – after she wrapped up her second place finish in the prestigious 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series.


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