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Triathlon: Manx squad announced for Island Games

Two triathlon events will be held at the games for the first time

It's been confirmed who will represent the Isle of Man in the triathlon competitions at this year's Island Games in Guernsey.

There will be eleven individuals making up the squad which will be managed by team coach, Juan Kinley.

Nine athletes form the standard distance team - Alison King, Caitlin Gelder, Chris Hewson, John Barrett, Kristan King, Charlie Swales, Corrin Leeming, Will Draper and Matt Looker.

Also heading over as additional members of the team will be Kiera Prentice and Juan Kinley.

Speaking about the selections, Mr Kinley says they're 'really pleased' with both the 'breadth and level of experience' in the squad as well as being able to take some competitors to take part in the games for the first time.

Two of the triathletes are competing in different events too, with Will Draper also involved in the cycling squad and Kiera Prentice part of the swimming team.

For the first time, the Island Games will feature two triathlon events in 2023, starting with the Olympic Distance Triathlon on Sunday, 9 July, with a team relay event then being held on the last day of the games on Friday, 14 July.

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