Aileen Reid and Bryan Keane are looking to continue their rich vein of form at this weekend’s London World Triathlon Series.
Ireland’s top ranked male and female triathletes will once again take on the worlds best in round six of the World Series which ultimately decides triathlon’s World Champion.
Reid has seen her star rise as the season has progressed, climbing to 7th in the world rankings at present. With world number 5 Emma Moffatt missing, Reid will wear number 6 on the Hyde Park start pontoon.
The 2012 Olympian has experienced mixed fortunes on this course, crashing on a greasy corner at the London Games but bouncing back to claim silver a year later in the World Series Grand Final.
Cork man Bryan Keane is another to have jumped up the rankings in recent times. The 34 year old was just 9 seconds off the podium at the Chengdu World Cup just 3 weeks ago and posted a career best result at World Series level when he finished 13th in Yokohama last time out.
The London course is likely to feature a chilly wetsuit mandatory swim of 750 metres in the Serpentine Lake, followed by a two-lap 20 kilometre bike and one-lap 5 kilometre run around Hyde Park.
Paratriathlete, Aidan McGlynn is set to compete in the PT4 category on Saturday morning. McGlynn finished 6th in his first elite level triathlon and will be looking for another top result as he bids to qualify for a second Paralympic Games.
The elite men’s race starts on Sunday, May 31st at 3pm followed by the women’s race at 4:45pm. Follow the action live on BBC 2 or triathlonlive.tv.