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Walthamstow triathlete Nick Shasha to represent Great Britain at the ITU Age-Group World Championships
5:04pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Football
A Walthamstow triathlete will represent Great Britain at the ITU Age-Group World Championships tomorrow (Friday).
Nick Shasha, who trains with Chingford-based Orion Harriers, will compete for the world title in the 35 to 39 age group race at the Olympic Triathlon venue of Hyde Park.
The 39-year-old will be running, swimming and cycling alongside more than 1,200 fellow Great Britain Age-Group Team athletes from around the UK in a competition that forms part of the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final.
Shasha qualified for the World Championships from the Llandudno Sea triathlon and has been competing in the event for less than one year.
He previously represented Great Britain in duathlon but was persuaded to switch events after watching the 2012 Olympic Triathlon at Hyde Park.
He said: “To be part of what is likely to be the biggest triathlon in history is truly exciting and I’m hoping to do Great Britain proud.”
Over five days of competition there will be 90 World Championship titles on show in the age-group races as the best club triathletes from around the world challenge for a gold medal.
Nick is currently sponsored by the GLL Sport Foundation and trains at their facilities in Waltham Forest. He is also supported by Torq Fitness.
A full schedule of events can be found www.london.triathlon.org and spectators can watch all events for free.