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British Triathlon Announces Performance Programmes for 2019/20

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As the sport enters the final 10 months before Tokyo 2020, British Triathlon has announced athletes selected for the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme for 2020.

The 30 athletes have been selected in recognition of their potential for achieving success at the Tokyo 2020 or Paris 2024 Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 Olympic medallists Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland remain on the podium programme and are joined by world medallists Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown.

The Paratriathlon World Class Programme remains unchanged at the podium level but World Champion Hannah Moore (PTS4) and Michael Taylor (PTS4) have been included at podium potential level after demonstrating their competitiveness with their respective Paralympic classifications.

Four guides have also been included to support them as they prepare for working alongside visually impaired athletes Dave Ellis, Alison Peasgood and Melissa Reid.

Athletes selected on to the programmes are also able to access to world-class sports science and medicine services, and support from British Triathlon’s leading performance team.

British Triathlon Performance Director, Mike Cavendish, said: “It’s great to announce such strong athletes on to the triathlon and paratriathlon world class programmes for 2020.

“The past 12 months have been great for the sport; we have seen strong results from the Triathlon and Paratriathlon programmes and we know where we can improve ahead of next year’s Games.”

He concluded: “It’s important we all recognise UK Sport and the National Lottery as we strive towards success in Tokyo 2020. It’s the 25th anniversary of National Lottery and the impact it’s made to Olympic and Paralympic sport has been immeasurable.”

 

The 2020 UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme include:

Triathlon:

Podium:

Alistair Brownlee, 31, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Jonny Brownlee, 29, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Vicky Holland, 33, from Gloucester, trains Bath

Jess Learmonth, 31, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Non Stanford, 30, from Swansea, training base TBC

Jodie Stimpson, 30, from Oldbury, trains Loughborough

Georgia Taylor-Brown, 25, from Manchester, trains Leeds

Alex Yee, 21, from London, trains Leeds

 

Podium Potential:

Marc Austin, 25, from Glasgow, trains Glasgow

Gordon Benson, 25, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Tom Bishop, 28, from Derby, trains Leeds

Sam Dickinson, 22, from York, trains Leeds

Ben Dijkstra, 21, from Loughborough, trains Loughborough

Grant Sheldon, 25, from Hamilton, trains Stirling

Sophie Coldwell, 24, from Nottingham, trains Loughborough

Olivia Mathias, 21, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, trains Loughborough

Sian Rainsley, 22, from Coventry, trains Leeds

Kate Waugh, 20, from Gateshead, trains Leeds

 

Paratriathlon:

Podium:

Fran Brown, 35, from London, trains London

Claire Cashmore, 31, from Kidderminster, trains Loughborough

Dave Ellis, 33, from Heanor, train Loughborough

Melissa Reid, 29, from Truro, trains Cornwall

Alison Peasgood, 32, from Dunfermline, trains Stirling

George Peasgood, 24, from Saffron Walden, trains Loughborough

Lauren Steadman, 26, from Peterborough, trains Portsmouth/Lanzarote

Joe Townsend, 31, from Eastbourne, trains Eastbourne

 

Podium Potential:

Steven Crowley, 42, from Exeter, trains Exeter

Jade Jones-Hall, 23, from Middlesbrough, trains Leeds

Hannah Moore, 23, from Stalbridge, trains Loughborough

Michael Taylor, 23, from Cornwall, trains Loughborough

 

Paratriathlon Guides:

Rosie Lindsay, 22, trains Loughborough

Jordan Hull, 22, trains Loughborough

Nikki Bartlett, 32, trains Loughborough

Luke Pollard, 28, RAF – trains Loughborough

 

To find out more about each athlete, view their profile on the British Triathlon website here: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/gb-teams/elite-team/athletes

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