British Triathlon announces 2013 Elite Multisport Squad
Created On: 25 February 2013
British Triathlon has confirmed support for multisport athletes
including ETU Powerman European Duathlon Champion, Lucy Gossage,
former ITU Duathlon World Champion, Katie Hewison and ITU Cross
Triathlon World Champion, Lesley Patterson.
The British Triathlon Elite Multisport Squad comprises nine
athletes aiming to compete in international duathlon and triathlon
events during 2013. Professional ambassadors also include 2012
Ironman World Champion, Leanda Cave.
Gossage, Hewison and Paterson are joined by experienced
international duathletes, Phil Wylie and Matt Moorhouse. Mark
Threlfall and Oli Mott complete the senior squad.
Gossage combines training for long distance duathlon and
triathlon with work as an oncology doctor and clinical research
fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute.
She commented: "I'm really pleased to have been included in the
Elite Multisport Squad. Last year was a huge step forward for me,
and having the additional support this year can only help me.
"My season plan is still taking shape, but it's definitely going
to include the ETU European Duathlon in Horst in April."
Promising juniors, Richard Horton and George Schwienning will
also be supported. Horton took up duathlon only last year, winning
the British Junior Duathlon Championships to mark his debut. He
went on to win the Junior European and World titles.
Schwienning, who trains with Gossage in Cambridge, was also a
silver medallist at the ITU Duathlon World Junior
Ironman World Champion, Leanda Cave, will be a professional long
distance ambassador along with Rachel Joyce and Tom Lowe.
Simon Mills from British Triathlon said: "We're pleased to be
able to support athletes through the Elite Multisport Squad. Many
of the squad are current or former world champions, and others have
the potential to achieve the highest level of international
"Great Britain has an excellent track record in multisport and
long distance events, and these athletes will receive support
towards training and medical costs as well as coaching through
training camps and international events."
British Triathlon Elite Multisport Squad
- Lucy Gossage (duathlon)
- Katie Hewison (duathlon)
- Richard Horton (duathlon)
- Matt Moorhouse (long distance duathlon)
- Oli Mott (duathlon)
- Lesley Paterson (cross triathlon)
- George Schwienning (duathlon)
- Mark Threlfall (long distance triathlon)
- Phil Wylie (duathlon)