LIMERICK Triathlon Club’s Aaron O’Brien will wear number 51 on the Baku European Game triathlon start line. O’Brien is the 2014 Olympic Distance National Champion and finished 20th in the 2013 Junior World Championships so is no stranger to the big race occasion.
“I’m absolutely delighted to make the team, it’s been something I’ve been targeting since late last year so to get selected has been great, and the hard work is paying off.” Commented O’Brien.
On his preparation for the expected 28 degree heat O’Brien said “We’ve been in the lab cranking up the heat doing hard bike sessions on the SRM, hard run offs on the treadmill, just trying to simulate what it’s going to be like in Azerbaijan.”
“We’ve been working on strategies towards the race and how we’re going to approach it.”
Watch the action live on Setanta Ireland with the women’s race starting at 8:30am Saturday, June 13th followed by the men’s race on Sunday, June 14th at 8:30am.