Irish Triathletes Return to International Racing

ByEmma Porter |

International racing returns this weekend for some of Triathlon Ireland’s top athletes. Elizabeth Carr gets the action underway this weekend with a Continental Cup in Troutbeck. The race is reknowned as a demanding event held at an altitude of 2000m and over hilly terrain. The 750m swim will see athletes compete from a deep water start in estimated 20°C water temperatures before undertaking 3 6.6km laps over a hilly and technical course containing a maximum gradient of 16%. Athletes will then face 2 2.5km laps on the also hilly run course, with gradients as high as 19%. Event information can be found HERE.

Carr will then travel to Cuba the following week for the 2024 Americas Triathlon Cup La Habana, where she will be joined by James Edgar who will get his 2024 season underway. Carr returns to South Africa in early March before again crossing the Atlantic two weeks later to compete in Mexico.

March 8th sees the MacCombes, Donnacha McCarthy, and Tom Williamson all get their season underway in the UAE with World Para Cup Abu Dhabi.. From there, Judith MacCombe, Donnacha McCarthy and Tom Williamson will all travel to Australia for a World Para Series race in Devonport, where they will be joined by Cassie Cava. 

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