Olympians go for gold in national triathlon

JONATHAN MILLMOW
Last updated 05:00 08/03/2013

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It should be a case of double delight for Olympians Kate McIlroy and Ryan Sissons at the national triathlon championships in Wellington tomorrow.

The pair should not only win their respective national titles, but also add the Oceania title, which is also at stake.

The only other familiar name in the women's race is Sam Warriner, but the 41-year-old ran for the hills when asked whether she could push Wellington's McIlroy. "Good God no," Warriner said. "I'm going out for a hit-out, I won't be in contention."

Warriner was dominant on the world scene between 2005-08, but moved into ironman after the 2008 Olympics.

She gave birth to Lola-Rose seven months ago and has given herself three more years in ironman, before trying to add to her family.

"I trained all through my pregnancy and as soon as I could I got back training."

Warriner knows she is in reasonable shape. "I have to wear Warriner on my suit and I've actually got back into one of my original suits. After having Lola-Rose, that is very exciting for me."

McIlroy finished 10th at the London Olympics and is hoping to be ranked in the world's top three by year's end, so should street this field.

Sissons will have more of a fight in the men's, with Clark Ellice and Australian world under-23 champion Aaron Royle expected to push him close.

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