Tokyo 2021: Former training partners Brendan Sexton and Aaron Royle make three consecutive Olympic appearances for the Hunter triathletes | Newcastle Herald

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Brendan Sexton first met Aaron Royle at the Maitland Triathlon Club. They later became training partners across Europe before Sexton’s only Olympic appearance in London in 2012. Now, with Royle on the cusp of his second Games in Tokyo, retired Sexton pays homage to the Hunter product. . “As a former Maitland Triathlon Club and Hunter Academy, former training partner and good friend, I am very proud and happy for Aaron in his second Olympic selection,” Sexton told the Newcastle Herald. “Aaron has proven himself to be one of Australia’s all-time all-round triathletes with victories over a range of distances and formats. Of mixed relay experience at the highest level. ‘The team. His experience and leadership will be a huge asset to his teammates as they embark on their first Olympic journey. Sexton spoke about his own Olympic journey nine years ago and has kept a close eye on Royle’s career ever since. “Nine years ago Aaron played an important role in my own Olympic preparation, traveling across Europe as my sole training partner,” said Sexton. “After the 2012 Games, I returned to Wollongong where we have become permanent training partners. Since then I have watched Aaron continue to become a force to be reckoned with in triathlon both internationally and at home. “Royle, 31 from Maryland, will be one of three Australians to compete in the men’s individual race at the Odaiba Marine Park Monday (7:30 am, AEST) This is a 1,500m swim, a 40km bike race and a 10km run. The new relay event mixed takes place at the same location on Saturday, July 31, but the final squad of four has yet to be announced. IN THE NEWS: Our reporters are working hard to provide local and up-to-date information to the community. as well as you can continue to access our content:


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