Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

World class Aileen Reid right on course for Euro glory

Published 10/06/2015

Aileen Reid
Aileen Reid

Aileen Reid, sixth on the World Triathlon Series leaderboard, starts Saturday's European Games in Baku as the top ranked European.

Reid (pictured)has been in scintillating form, notching up 7th, 6th and 4th place finishes in the last three World Series races.

In her 4th at the London World Series, Reid clocked the second fastest run split of the day, only bettered by 10-time World Series race winner Gwen Jorgenson of the USA.

"I'm really pleased, it's finally coming together for me," Reid said.

"I didn't think I was going to run that fast. I really feel like I want to be in the top 10 in the world and these last three performances are what I've really been pushing for."

In the men's race Ireland will be represented by Russell White and Aaron O'Brien.

Banbridge triathlete White is the more experienced of the pair having three World Series starts along with representing Northern Ireland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"It's very exciting to be racing the first ever European Games, hopefully it will be an amazing event," White commented.

"I am ranked 36th out of 58 but I feel that I could be knocking on the door of a top 20 if I execute a solid performance," he added.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph