Top triathletes commit to aquathon

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Wollongong's Australia Day Aquathon has attracted international stars including Aaron Royle.

Wollongong‘s Australia Day Aquathon has attracted international stars including Aaron Royle.

AQUATHON

International triathlon stars Aaron Royle and Gwen Jorgensen will headline a red-hot field at the upcoming Wollongong Australia Day Aquathon.

Royle booked his place at next year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games at the ITU World Championships in London in October and has since gone on to win both the Noosa and Nepean (Penrith) triathlons.

He’ll face some friendly competition from training teammates Ryan Bailie and Olympian Brendan Sexton.

Defending women’s champ Jorgensen will set the pace in her division but will be pushed hard by recently crowned ITU under-23s World Champion Charlotte McShane and teammates Grace Musgrove, Natalie Van Coevorden and Tamsyn Moana-Veale.

All are members of the Wollongong Wizards, a NSWIS high-performance unit that trains locally under Jamie Turner.

Turner uses the 900-metre swim and 7-kilometre run as the squad’s first competitive hit-out of the…

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