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Olympian visits Ennis Tri Club

LAST week, Ennis Triathlon Club hosted triathlon Olympian Bryan Keane, who participated in a club training day and launched the club’s 2017 race event calendar, consisting of a duathlon on Sunday, March 26 and the iTri Triathlon on July 22. Bryan Keane represented Ireland in the triathlon at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after making a comeback from a potentially career-ending injury he suffered when he was knocked from his bike while out training. Following two years of rehabilitation, Keane came back to his best and became the first Irish man to stand on a World Cup podium. He has risen up the rankings throughout the past number of seasons and qualified for the Rio Olympics along with the world’s top 50 triathletes. Bryan also represented Ireland in cycling and running in his early career. The focus of the training day and event launch was to provide an insight into the philosophy of multi-sport training for the club members, who …

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Heavenly conditions for Hell of the West

The Hell of the West may be the title of the testing triathlon in Kilkee but the the 30th annual event over the weekend was staged in heavenly conditions Organised by Limerick Triathlon Club, The Hell of the West is the longest running triathlon race in the country and this year was part of the Triathlon Ireland National Championship race. More than 1, 100 competitions took part and there was also a very large crowd of spectators at the beach, as well as other strategic vantage point along the route. The overall winner was Aaaron O’Brien, from Charles Maltha and Mark Horan, while the first lady home was Carolyn Hayes, ahead of Katie Cooke and Joyce Wolfe. The event brought welcome boost for Kilkee business over the weekend.      

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Cappa man overcomes adversity to keep the dream alive

DRIFTING in and out of consciousness, John Cahill couldn’t let go of his dream. His bicycle lay mangled in a Killaloe ditch, an increasing crowd surrounded the Cappa man and the pain seared through his body. Still his scrambled thoughts zoned in on London. “I was lying on the road for about 20 minutes waiting for the ambulance to come,” the An Post employee recalled on Wednesday more than a year after his accident at a triathlon in Killaloe. “The first thing I did was move my fingers and toes. Once I could do that I knew then that one day I’d get back on the bike. Even when I was lying there the first thing that went through my head was London and would I be able to make it.” John is just back from the World Triathlon Championships in London, so yes, he definitely made it. Along with David Brew, also from Cappa, John represented the West Clare …

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