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Iestyn Harrett

Age: 27

Home Town: Glynneath

Triathlon background: A Welsh Commonwealth Games athlete, Iestyn Harrett began his career by winning the British Youth Championship (IRC) at the age of 16. This led to the progression of becoming to date the highest ranked Welsh athlete in the world.

During the 2018 season, Harrett represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games, competing amongst triathlon royalty such as the Brownlee brothers. Progressing from this, he went on to compete for GB at the European Cup and World Cup level before culminating with his second major games, competing for Great Britain at the European Games held in Glasgow.

2018 also saw Harrett podium at a European level, Weert ETU Cup and win the prestigious Blenheim Palace Triathlon in front of a home crowd, firmly positioning himself ahead of all other British and Welsh Triathletes.

In 2019, Iestyn represented the French club Sainte - Geneviève in the highly competitive French Grand Prix race and became part of the team who also have athletes including Vincent Luis, World Champion for 2019 on their books.

2019 brought more results for Harrett across Europe with a top 5 performance in Holtan European Cup and a win at the British University Championships. Concluding the season as the highest ranked Welsh athlete in the world and ranked 8th in the European Cup rankings.

3 best results:

Winning Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2018

Podiuming at Weert ETU Cup

12th at Astana World Cup

Favourite thing about being a triathlete: The process of training to compete at the best of your ability.

Favourite race: Holten European Cup, I have raced there 8 years in a row before Covid-19 ended that run.

Sport you’d do if you didn’t do triathlon: Running

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