BTF confirm World Class Performance Programme squad

British Triathlon has confirmed the 29 athletes that will form part of the 2017 UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme.


British Triathlon Performance Director, Brendan Purcell said: “It was fantastic to get funding confirmed from UK Sport, and this is what allows us to support a group of athletes who are targeting Tokyo and or the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Triathlon receives £8.1 million from UK Sport

 “Several athletes have left the programme, but are continuing to compete in triathlon, and we wish them all the best. They make way for exciting juniors such as Alex Yee and Sam Dickinson. We’re also able to extend our support of India Lee, the current ETU European Champion, by adding her to the UK Sport Lottery Funded squad.”

 “Our Paratriathlon roster will be added to. For now it features the key performers from Rio. Following the summer successes, we are currently working on developing a strong talent pathway to bring more paratriathletes through to world class level.”

 The season starts in March with the first round of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi. The ITU World Paratriathlon Series season opens a month later on the Gold Coast. Winning ITU world titles will be the major focus across both the triathlon and Paratriathlon squads in 2017.

 British Elite Triathlon Squad (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017)

Podium Squad

Alistair Brownlee, 28

Jonny Brownlee, 26

Vicky Holland, 30

Helen Jenkins, 32

Non Stanford, 27

Jodie Stimpson, 27

Podium Potential Squad

Marc Austin, 22

Gordon Benson,  22

Tom Bishop, 25

Sam Dickinson, 19

Ben Dijkstra, 18

Grant Sheldon, 22

Alex Yee, 18

Sophie Coldwell, 21

Lucy Hall, 24

Jessica Learmonth

India Lee, 28

Sian Rainsley, 19

Georgia Taylor Brown, 22 

British Elite Paratriathlon Squad (1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017)

Andrew Lewis, 33, PT2

George Peasgood, 21,  PT4

Ryan Taylor, 23, , PT2

Joe Townsend, 28, PT1

Grace France, 28, PT5 guide

Alison Patrick, 29, PT5 

Melissa Reid, 26, PT5 

Hazel Smith, 30

Lauren Steadman, 23,  PT4 


Nicole Walters, 27, PT5 guide

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