Commonwealth Games: Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson lead England triathlon teams

Last Updated: 12/06/14 1:38pm

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 Alistair Brownlee: Will lead England's bid for Commonwealth Games glory in Glasgow

Alistair Brownlee: Will lead England's bid for Commonwealth Games glory in Glasgow

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Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee will lead England's triathlon team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jonny Brownlee, who won bronze behind his brother in London two years ago, and newcomer Aaron Harris make up the men's team while world No 2 Jodie Stimpson leads the women.

Stimpson finished second in the World Triathlon Series last year and won the opening two races of this season in Auckland and Cape Town.

She will be joined by Vicky Holland and Lucy Hall, who supported Helen Jenkins in her fifth-placed finish in the Olympic race in Hyde Park.

The individual races will be held in Strathclyde Country Park on July 24 with the mixed relay, featuring two men and two women, making its Commonwealth Games debut two days later.

The women's race should be a fascinating duel between England and Wales, with Jenkins and reigning world champion Non Stanford leading the Welsh team.

The Australians should also provide strong competition in all three races while world No 4 Richard Murray from South Africa looks to be the main danger to the Brownlee brothers in the men's event.

Excited

Alistair Brownlee said: "To win a medal at a home games is something every athlete wants to achieve and I feel very lucky to have this opportunity again just two years on from London.

"Having the crowd behind you provides a huge boost and I can't wait to get to Strathclyde Park and give it my best."

Stimpson was devastated to miss out on the British team for the Olympics but she has made big strides over the past two years and comes into the event full of confidence.

She said: "The closer it gets to the Commonwealth Games the more excited I'm getting.

"It's a major home games and it will be brilliant to represent Team England in front of my friends and family in Strathclyde Park.

"Having missed out on the Olympics I'm doubly determined to be up there and fighting for a medal in Glasgow."

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