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Declan Weir qualifies for the Australian Triathlon Team

​Declan Weir Metropolitan East Triathlon Team Captain

Year 12 student Declan Weir has qualified for the Australian 18-19 year old ITU World Championships to be held on the Gold Coast on September 16 this year. Declan gained selection through competing in selection races throughout the 2017-18 season which placed him third overall prior to his selection. After taking out the 2016-17 Gatorade Tri-Series for his age group Declan had his sights set on selection in the Australian team.

Declan, now 17, has been competing in Triathlon for seven years. Under the guidance of his coaches Cam Callahan and Darren Crowther from the Sharks Triathlon Club he trains up to 12 times a week as well as completing his Year 12 studies. He has also been a committed member of Mount Gravatt High’s Athlete Development Program throughout 2017-2018. His dedication and desire to improve has not gone unnoticed by his Strength and Conditioning Coach – Mr Brad Pillette-Hughes. “Declan has seen significant improvements in his baseline scores because of his exceptional commitment to the program.” Mr Pillette-Hughes said.

Earlier this year Declan was also named the Metropolitan East Triathlon Team Captain, a role that he performed exceptionally well in. Declan’s longer-term goals include finishing year 12 and perhaps going on to complete a Sports Science Degree. He is also hoping to qualify for the Opens age group in the ITU world championships.