2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Triathlon

  • 20/03/2018
Tony Dodds
Tony Dodds competes at Rio Olympics. Photo credit: Photosport

Triathlon has officially been reconsidered as a Commonwealth Games sport since 2002, although it was contested at Auckland 1990 as a demonstration sport.

The long distance format will feature for the fourth time. Veterans Andrea Hewitt and Ryan Sissons competed in Glasgow 2014, and are back chasing medals on the Gold Coast.

Hewitt snatched bronze at Melbourne 2006 and is consistently among the top-10 in major international events, including eighth (2008), sixth (2012) and seventh (2016) at Olympics.

Sissons finished 33rd at the 2012 London Olympics, 13th at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and 17th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and has been one of the big improvers on the world circuit in recent years.

New Zealand has never won gold in triathlon, but it has won two silver - Bevan Docherty and Samantha Warriner in 2006 - and two bronze - Hewitt in 2006 and Hamish Carter in 2002.

The course on the Gold Coast will feature a 750m swim leg, 20km bike ride and a 5km run leg.

Andrea Hewitt
Rebecca Spence
Nicole van der Kaay

Tony Dodds
Tayler Reid
Ryan Sissons